'My mum told me to stay put': Kyrgyz nurse takes up hospital job after studying in S'pore

Ms Altynai Muratbek Kyzy works as a nurse in the VIP ward at Gleneagles Hospital.
Ms Altynai Muratbek Kyzy works as a nurse in the VIP ward at Gleneagles Hospital.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Eight months ago, Ms Altynai Muratbek Kyzy, 23, who works as a nurse at Gleneagles Hospital, contemplated moving back to Kyrgyzstan instead of accepting her new job - her first.

She said: "It had been two years since I last went back home, and I just wanted to be with the my family for a while during the pandemic before coming back to Singapore. But my mum told me not to come back; to just stay put in Singapore and work here."

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