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Updated: 02/22/2013 01:24 | By Channel NewsAsia

Tan Ser Kiat sworn in as new PSC member

Tan Ser Kiat sworn in as new PSC member

Tan Ser Kiat sworn in as new PSC member

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam has appointed Professor Tan Ser Kiat, Singapore Medical Council’s president, as a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC).

Professor Tan, 67, was sworn in by President Tony Tan at the Istana on Thursday.

Professor Tan was SingHealth’s group chief executive till last year.

He continues to serve as a board member with SingHealth and holds appointments as chairman of SingHealth Foundation and emeritus consultant of Singapore General Hospital’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Professor Tan had also served on the Board of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, as president since 1994 and subsequently as adviser since 2003.

In other changes at the PSC, Dr Charles Toh, 82, will retire on 1 March, after serving more than 20 years as a member of the PSC, including two years as deputy chairman.

PSC member, Mr Kwa Chong Seng, 66, will assume the role of deputy chairman, alongside current deputy chairman, Mr Tan Yam Pin, 72.

— CNA/ir

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