Tuesday, July 22, 2003

'Nothing more noble... nothing more humbling': Singapore Health Care Workers Saluted

They stood where few dared to stand, and died in the line of duty.

Last night, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong saluted the five health-care workers - two doctors, two nurses and a hospital attendant - who paid the ultimate price.
His tone was sombre as he named the five, one by one in a measured cadence.

Mr Goh said: 'Ong Hok Su, Alexandre Chao, Hamidah Ismail, Jonnel Pinera and Kiew Miyaw Tan knew the danger of Sars. But they did not flinch from their duties. They sacrificed their lives in the service of others.

'There is nothing more noble. There is nothing more humbling.'