16 Nov '11, 3am

SMRT bus driver continued ferrying passengers on route despite serious, potentially life-threatening injury

SMRT bus driver continued ferrying passengers on route despite serious, potentially life-threatening injury

Mr Jayakumar carried on driving even after he hurt his buttocks. He was later diagnosed with gangrene and spent about three months in hospital. -- PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES Despite the excruciating pain he suffered after a fall in June, bus driver Jayakumar Rethinasamy continued on his route for more than an hour, ferrying his passengers safely to their destinations. The 48-year-old had fallen on the steps at the rear of the bus, injuring his buttocks. After finishing his shift, he went home. But the next day, he was admitted to National University Hospital. Doctors later diagnosed it as gangrene. Mr Jayakumar, a 48-year-old senior service leader at SMRT Buses, spent about three months in hospital being treated for the potentially life-threatening condition. He was discharged in August, and was on medical leave until he returned to work on Tuesday. Please en...

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