Paying tribute to the extraordinary efforts of healthcare staff in Singapore
A record 76 people have received the Healthcare Humanity Awards, which comprise a silver medallion and $1,500 cash for each winner.
These awards are a legacy of the tributes paid to the healthcare heroes of the SARS outbreak in 2003.
This year, eight of the Healthcare Humanity Award winners will get an additional $500 in a new Honourable Mention category.
It recognises those who have gone beyond the call of duty.
One of them was paramedic Nurulelfyana Badrulhisham.
She and her colleagues managed to convey six casualties to hospital during the Little India riot, including the first victim who was pinned under a bus.
"While trying to get the body out, we were being attacked by glass bottles, packet food and even metal drain! Some police officer were injured, I treated about five officers and 3 members of public. Whatever I did on the ground was not to ask to be rewarded, it's my responsibility."
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