Technology set to change face of medical care

Alexandra Hospital senior physiotherapist Tan Ee Leng demonstrating a wrist-stretching exercise during a virtual consultation with a patient last year. PHOTO: ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL
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SINGAPORE - More than for any other sector, Covid-19 has been a trial by fire for the healthcare industry.

As SingHealth's deputy group chief executive of medical and clinical services Fong Kok Yong puts it, the ongoing pandemic is a black swan event, or a severe and unexpected event that caught everyone off guard, forcing the sector to learn, adapt and respond to rapidly changing circumstances.

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