NSman suffers heart attack during IPPT training

A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) NSman had a cardiac arrest yesterday on Thursday while undergoing training at Maju Camp.

The SAF said in a statement that Lance Corporal (LCP) (NS) Chew Koh Leong, 32, was at IPPT Preparatory Training at the camp when the medical emergency happened at 7.25pm. The IPPT is a mandatory annual fitness test.

LCP(NS) Chew was successfully resuscitated by an SAF medical doctor and medic and sent to the National University Hospital (NUH) at 7.55pm. He is being treated in the intensive care unit. The SAF said the cause of his cardiac arrest is being investigated by NUH specialists.

The statement added that LCP(NS) Chew had no known prior history of heart disease, but did not elaborate on what he was doing when the cardiac arrest happened.

The SAF is providing assistance to LCP(NS) Chew's family.

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