A former nurse, Ms. Michelle Kwok, sprung into action and helped an uncle who fainted and injured his head, and also stayed with him until an ambulance arrived.
The incident occurred at Junction 8 on August 22 at around 8PM.
An onlooker, Mr. Li, told Shin Min Daily News:
Upon looking, I noticed that an uncle fell to the ground, his head was bleeding and his hands were soaked with blood, there were 3 people were helping by his side.
According to an employee working at a nearby store, the man fainted and hit his head upon the impact of the collapse.
Ms. Kwok, one of the 3 responders, happened to be a nurse who previously worked in the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department.
Now a financial consultant, Ms. Kwok shared:
I heard that someone fainted, and immediately went forward to see that the man was bleeding profusely and had two wounds on his head.
She took the reigns and ensured that no one touched the man initially to check if he could move his hands and legs.
She later took his pulse and checked his breathing. He was unresponsive for about 3 – 5 minutes, and had immense breathing difficulties.
He later gained responsiveness but only remembered his name.
Ms. Kwok asked if he had diabetes, which could be a possible reason for the fall, though the man denied it so.
Another person used the man’s phone to inform his wife of the incident.
And yet another called the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), and passed the phone to Ms. Kwok for her to relay the information.
To the Hospital
Since then, the man was brought to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for treatment, and Ms. Kwok stayed with him until the ambulance arrived.
While the man’s condition is uncertain, the quick thinking and initiative displayed by Ms. Kwok and other members of the public was well-received.
Their willingness to help out promptly could be the very vital seconds that the man requires.
The efforts of the responsive community have certainly helped the man get better, and we wish him a speedy recovery!
For any medical-related emergencies, do call ambulance 995 promptly.