Mobile Swab Team


Hwee Lan volunteered to be a part of the Mobile Swab Team (MST) in the dormitories and was subsequently deployed to the Community Care Facility (CCF) at Singapore Expo. As a part of the MST, she visited different dormitories and did swab tests for migrant workers. "I saw this task as a mission similar to the nature of National Service. I had worked thought the SARS outbreak in 2003. so I was not fearful to join the team at the frontline. It it a privilege to care for the migrant workers. They have helped to build our nation and now, it is our turn to help them get back on the road to recovery. Although the 12-hours shifts at the Singapore Expo were draining , it was very meaningful to witness the hall residents regain their health. The support from my family, as well as the National Neuroscience Institute's Senior management who visited us on-site several times, boosted our morale and assured us that we were not alone in this battle. I enjoyed the camaraderie with my teammates. We worked hard and sweat buckets under our PPE, but we also had a lot of fun together. Post-duty photos sessions help keep our spirits high and unforgettable memories to share.

Submission by: National Neuroscience Institute