On May 31 this year, 60 individuals working in the healthcare industry were recognized by President S.R. Nathan at the ceremony for the Healthcare Humanity Awards 2011.
One of the recipients was Dr. Angeline Yong, a volunteer with CityCare Limited, who was commended for her work in Sri Lanka.
The Healthcare Humanity Awards are presented to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to patients, or contributed selflessly as volunteers to help the underprivileged or needy in disaster areas.
The 60 were selected from 118 nominations from 28 hospitals and institutions, by a panel of judges led by Tee Tua Ba, Chairman of the Singapore Red Cross Society. Each of the 60 received a silver medallion and S$1,500 cash each.
The Healthcare Humanity Award was launched in 2004 by the Board of Trustees of the Courage Fund to recognize the contributions and commitment of healthcare professionals in Singapore. In 2003, 5,300 Courage Awards were awarded to healthcare workers who bravely battled the deadly SARS epidemic.