31 May '13, 3pm

More than 300 healthcare workers mark SARS 10th anniversary

More than 300 healthcare workers mark SARS 10th anniversary

SINGAPORE: More than 300 healthcare workers gathered on Friday evening to mark the day Singapore was declared SARS free 10 years ago. These include some who were on the frontline during the outbreak. A minute of silence was observed to remember those that died, including five healthcare workers. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong was also present. The SARS 10th Anniversary Symposium, organised by the Singapore Medical Association (SMA), hopes to remind healthcare workers of the lessons learnt during the outbreak and the importance of being vigilant. This also applies to the current dengue epidemic. Dr Wong Chiang Yin, chairman of the SARS 10th Anniversary Symposium committee, said: "The mozzie wipeout remains very relevant and critical to the control of transmission and that really requires vigilance and discipline. Everybody must be involved. Not just healthcare workers, NEA (N...

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