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SGH nurse showered with praise for coming to the timely aid of elderly Singaporean who collapsed in public

The family of the elderly Mr Lee asked SGH to recognise Mdm Veloo's kindness and honour her dedication to her profession.




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A Singapore General Hospital (SGH) nurse has drawn widespread praise for coming to the timely aid of an elderly Singaporean who collapsed in public, after suddenly losing strength in his legs.

Mdm Isvari N Veloo’s kindness was revealed by the elderly gentleman’s son, Jonathan Meng Sum Lee who commended Mdm Veloo on social media.

Revealing that his father and his sisters were stranded when the incident happened, since helpful passersby were unable to move the elderly man, Mr Lee said that Mdm Veloo – who was passing by the area – came to the family’s aid and took charge of the situation.

On behalf of his family, Mr Lee wrote: “On the 6th of July, my father was stranded on an overhead bridge in Chinatown when he lost strength in his legs. While there were many concerned passersby who offered help, not many knew how to move an elderly who has lost the use of his legs as a support.

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“After about 3 hours of the ordeal, Mdm Veloo happened to pass by and swiftly surmised that we needed help. I suppose it’s because of her years of professional experience and knowledge, she was able to quickly assess the situation and determine a good cause of action.

“With her helping physically and giving directions and together with several passersby, my sisters managed to get our father off the bridge and unto the ground level where he can be transported home.”

Asking SGH to recognise Mdm Veloo’s kindness and honour her dedication to her profession, Mr Lee added: “We are truly and deeply grateful for a kind Samaritan like Mdm Veloo. Without her assistance and guidance, I think my sisters and our father would have been stranded on that bridge for a much longer time on a very humid and warm day.”

Sharing a picture of a perspiring Mdm Veloo on the day the incident occurred, Mr Lee shared: “This was taken after we have secured our father safely on the ground level. The perspiration and her broad and genuine smile really touched the heart of my family.”

SGH responded to Mr Lee’s post and said that it will forward his family’s thanks to Mdm Veloo. The hospital wrote: “Hi Jonathan, Felicia & Christina, we are glad your father is safely back home. Thanks for sharing with us how our colleague Mdm Veloo was able to provide assistance. We will definitely share your compliments with her.”

Mr Lee’s post has accumulated over 1,300 reactions and about 500 comments on Facebook. Netizens responding to his post showered Mdm Veloo with praise and thanked her for acting swiftly and knowledgeably.

Dear SGH.I am writing to commend a staff from SGH by the name of Isvari N Veloo.On the 6th of July, my father was…

Posted by Jonathan Meng Sum Lee on Saturday, July 6, 2019

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