Support from boss helped tuberculosis patient complete treatment

Childcare teacher given time off for clinic visits; TB control unit reassured parents about situation

Childcare teacher K. Durga with her boss Lim Cai Ying, principal of Star Learners childcare centre in Woodlands Circle. Mrs Durga, who is almost due to give birth to her third child, was diagnosed with tuberculosis while she was on maternity leave fo
Childcare teacher K. Durga with her boss Lim Cai Ying, principal of Star Learners childcare centre in Woodlands Circle. Mrs Durga, who is almost due to give birth to her third child, was diagnosed with tuberculosis while she was on maternity leave for her first child.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Just two weeks after giving birth to her first child in 2015, Mrs K. Durga found herself back in the hospital.

The childcare teacher had been experiencing chest pains and had difficulty breathing. A chest X-ray showed fluid in her lungs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2019, with the headline 'Support from boss helped TB patient complete treatment'. Print Edition | Subscribe