SINGAPORE: Mr Gerard Ee, chairman of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), stepped down from the post on Monday.
New chairman Koh Poh Tiong paid tribute to Mr Ee.
He said when he was appointed chairman, Mr Ee systematically transformed the NKF by fixing its deficiencies while preserving its strengths.
Mr Ee took active steps to improve corporate governance, accountability and transparency of the NKF.
Under Mr Ee’s leadership, NKF focused on patient care and brought down costs through prudent expenditure, and has also increased patient subsidies so that more can benefit.
Four new satellite haemodialysis centres were set up to meet the increasing demand for dialysis places by needy kidney failure patients.
It is also serving more patients and beneficiaries through its various programmes —— it served more than 3,000 kidney patients and beneficiaries as at 30 June 2012, compared to 1,800 patients as at 30 June 2005, a 68 per cent increase.
Public confidence in the organisation and support for the NKF’s mission has also been regained.
Mr Koh said he wanted to put on record his thanks to Mr Ee for his leadership and work in rebuilding the NKF brand.
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