2-year-old boy's life saved by Sengkang cops' quick thinking

Senior Staff Sergeant Mohamad Azhar Abdul Aziz (centre), who said the boy reminded him of his daughter, performed chest compressions to revive him.
Senior Staff Sergeant Mohamad Azhar Abdul Aziz (centre), who said the boy reminded him of his daughter, performed chest compressions to revive him. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Several police officers have been commended for their quick thinking and team work in saving the life of a two-year-old boy in Sengkang.

Recounting the March 18 incident on its Facebook page on Tuesday (April 4), the Singapore Police Force said a woman had run into the Sengkang Neighbourhood Police Centre holding the boy's limp body.

She laid him on the counter in front of Senior Staff Sergeant Mohamad Azhar Abdul Aziz, who was handling a complaint. The boy was believed to have suffered a fit. 

"I was in shock. I knew I had to act fast or the boy would die. He was not breathing and did not have any pulse," he said.

Sergeant Mohamad Adam Roslan, who was beside Senior Staff Sgt Azhar, immediately called an ambulance as his colleague performed chest compressions on the boy while cradling him in one arm to support his neck.

Just as he was about to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, Senior Staff Sgt Azhar noticed that the boy had started to regain consciousness.

As the drama unfolded, another officer, Staff Sgt Joshua Kwek, got wind of the incident and rushed to the polyclinic next door to look for help.

Staff Sgt Kwek managed to find a doctor who was working past clinic hours, and together with his colleagues they brought the boy and his grandmother to the doctor's consultation room.

The boy was subsequently taken to hospital via ambulance and has since recovered.