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External safety review panel visits SAF's Medical Corps headquarters

Published on Jun 3, 2014 8:40 PM

SINGAPORE - An external group set up last October to review the safety system of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) visited the headquarters of the SAF's medical corps in Nee Soon Camp on Tuesday.

Members of the group toured some of the training facilities of the SAF medical staff and were also briefed on the SAF's medical support system, said the Ministry of Defence in a statement.

Professor Julian Thumboo, head of Singapore General Hospital's department of rheumatology, said the SAF's medical support system has made "very impressive strides" in the past couple of decades.

"In some ways, it is even more integrated than other aspects of the public healthcare system," said Prof Thumboo, a member of the External Review Panel on SAF Safety.

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