Tag: Ganesh Pillay

Series on schizophrenia 4: What happens in the military

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in Parliament yesterday that NS men with mental health disorders are monitored during their two-year stint. If there are doubts about an NSman’s safety, or his capabilities, he will be reassessed by psychiatrists. He may then be redeployed to...

Series on schizophrenia 2: He saved his wife, but not his son

Part 2 of our series on schizophrenia... It was not only his son, NS man Ganesh Pillay, who suffered from schizophrenia. Magendran Reganathan’s wife is also afflicted. Now he wants his story to be heard and for people with mental illness to be treated with...

Series on schizophrenia 1: The death that could have been avoided

Part 1 of our series on schizophrenia kicks off with a father’s pain How do you move on from a son lost? Magindren Reganathan tells The Independent Singapore  his family has been through the cruellest of heartaches after his NS son’s body was found...

Another blow for suicide NS man’s family

There will be no insurance payout for Ganesh Pillay, the national serviceman who committed suicide last year after his officers didn’t pay enough attention to the young’s mental illness. This is because the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Group Term Life insurance, which is bought by...

Let my brother’s death be the last, says sister of dead NS man

He used to draw for her, but not anymore. He was her first best friend, but now only his pictures remain in her room. Shalini (she did not want to give her real name) is the sister of Ganesh Pillay, the 22-year-old national serviceman who...

Death of NS man: army camp erred, says coroner

By Trinity Chua and Nicole Chang A coroner scrutinised the treatment of a schizophrenic serviceman at an army camp after the 22-year-old national serviceman was found dead, and discovered that officers were wanting in a number of areas. There was no register of servicemen with psychiatric...