Woman With A Mis­sion

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Dr Loh May-Han has been in pub­lic health­care for 16 years and she has of­ten been asked if she would leave for pri­vate prac­tice like her hus­band Adrian Ng, who is also an anaes­the­si­ol­o­gist.

But for her, work­ing in pub­lic health­care, teach­ing, en­gag­ing in ad­min­is­tra­tive work and con­duct­ing re­search give her a deep sense of sat­is­fac­tion and achieve­ment. She has re­ceived nu­mer­ous awards for her work and teach­ing.

On what drives her, Dr Loh said: “The work of the physi­cian can have an im­pact on the pa­tient’s life.”

She called to mind a physi­cian’s creed, which is “to heal some­times, to re­lieve of­ten, to com­fort al­ways”. “That I can play a role in a per­son’s life, and hold the pa­tient’s hand be­fore surgery and soothe his or her anx­i­ety is a very mean­ing­ful thing to me.”

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