SINGAPORE: National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said the medical community has lost a great talent, following the death of prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim on Saturday (Aug 30).
In a Facebook post, Mr Khaw, who was previously the Health Minister, said he was beginning his career at the Ministry of Health (MOH) when he first met Prof Lim. "At MOH, I did many great things with him," Mr Khaw said. "We started the Eye Department in NUH, completely staffed with private doctors. This was a ground-breaking initiative. The public-private collaboration led us to do larger things, including the setting up of the SNEC, a national eye centre."
Describing him as a "world eminent eye doctor with few parallels", Mr Khaw said Prof Lim's contributions extended beyond Singapore, especially to China. "The Singapore medical community has lost a great talent. But Arthur's contributions live on," Mr Khaw said. - CNA/ir
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