Singapore Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) announced on Wednesday (Nov 17) on their Facebook page that SNOC chairman, Dr Teh Kong Chuan has passed away. 

Dr Teh served the athletes and patients, working for over 30 years in the Sports Medicine & Research Centre of Singapore Sports Council.

The announcement shocked the public, including organisations, officials, and politicians who have worked with Dr Teh.

In the Facebook post, SNOC stated credentials and past experiences of the doctor such as serving the SNOC and the Olympic Movement on many occasions and in many capacities. 

According to SNOC, as a leading pioneer sports medicine doctor in Singapore, he was a team physician to Team Singapore including SEA Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. 

The Khoo Teck Puat Hospital showed their respect for the veteran doctor on Thursday (Nov 18), the day after Dr Teh’s death. On their Facebook page, they said “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Teh Kong Chuan on  17 November 2021. As a veteran in Sports Medicine, he has cared for many of our patients and was actively involved in the management of athletes for Team Singapore. He was also one of the pioneer physicians who has contributed greatly to promoting clean sport and doping control in the region.”

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“Dr Teh’s calm demeanour and friendly approach to all will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr Teh’s family. Rest in Peace Dr Teh,” the Facebook post says. 

Politician and Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan Jin also expressed his gratitude to Dr Teh by thanking him for all his service and advice over the years. 

The Kickboxing Federation of Singapore also posted their message for Dr Teh via their Facebook page. 

“Kickboxing Federation of Singapore thanks Dr. Teh for all the help rendered in the development of Kickboxing in Singapore. Dr. Teh had advised Kickboxing Federation of Singapore on best medical protocols and practices in its early days of establishment. Dr. Teh had also attended to Team Singapore Kickboxing Athletes to ensure their health was of the highest standards before participating in International Kickboxing Competitions. The Kickboxing Federation of Singapore is grateful. Kickboxing Federation of Singapore wishes Dr. Teh’s family strength and peace during these difficult times,” they said in the post.

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In their post, they also mentioned President Mr. Jason Lim of the Kickboxing Federation of Singapore, who expressed his deepest condolences to the Teh family and loved ones. 

Knowing his profession and dedication to his work, Dr Teh has valued patients and individual lives since then. Netizens, friends and some former workers expressed their deep condolences to Dr Teh, whose presence will be surely missed. /TISG