Spotters double up as temperature screeners when an arriving passenger is detected to have a high body temperature.
If the passenger is observed to display signs of pneumonia such as difficulty in breathing, a doctor will be activated to further assess the patient. In suspected cases, the Ministry of Health will be informed, and an ambulance will be called so that the passenger can be sent for a swab test.
Despite the increased exposure and risks faced by these healthcare professionals since the first teams were deployed in Jan 2020, many have soldiered on and even volunteered for extra shifts to help in any way they can.
Going beyond the call of duty – all the way to Wuhan
One such person who truly embodies this spirit is Ms Emiliah Bte Hamzah, Assistant Manager, Raffles Medical – Bukit Panjang Cluster. A paramedic by training, Emiliah has been with Raffles Medical Group for 10 years. When she heard the call for medical personnel to be part of the 9 Feb 2020 Scoot evacuation flight to bring Singaporeans back from Wuhan, Emiliah immediately volunteered.