30 Apr '11, 1pm

Minister Balakrishnan rushes to help injured woman

Minister Balakrishnan rushes to help injured woman

DR VIVIAN Balakrishnan's medical instincts kicked in when an elderly woman carrying a baby suddenly fell in front of a car while he was attending a community event in his constituency. The woman, in her 60s, dropped her grandchild as she fell on Saturday morning near the Ghim Moh market and hawker centre. Dr Balakrishan was attending the Ulu Pandan Town Day and the launch of the Holland-Bt Timah GRC Five-Year Plan. All four candidates in the PAP team -- Dr Balakrishnan, Mr Liang Eng Hwa, Mr Christopher De Souza and Ms Sim Ann -- rushed offstage to tend to the victims when the commotion caught their attention. The Minister was heard telling the people not to crowd around the woman, whom residents knew only as Aunty Ah Lian. He even asked in Hokkien if she could try standing, to which the reply was 'no, my hand, my head hurt'. A man in light pink polo tee came forward, ident...

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