Healthcare workers must uphold values of respect: MOH

Healthcare workers must uphold values of respect: MOH
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SINGAPORE - All healthcare professionals, whether local or foreign, in public healthcare institutions here should uphold the values of respect, professionalism, integrity and social responsibility, said the Health Ministry (MOH) today.

In a Facebook post, MOH said that it had been informed by Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) of the dismissal of Mr Ello Ed Mundsel Bello based on his offensive online postings.

Mr Bello had angered many online with his inflammatory postings on his Facebook and Google Plus accounts.

He had written that Singaporeans are "loosers (losers) in their own country" and that he was "praying that disators (disasters) will strike Singapore".

In a statement yesterday, TTSH had said that the comments were "highly irresponsible and offensive to Singapore and religion".

"Mr Bello's online comments are incompatible with the standards of behaviour expected of hospital employees," MOH said.

The ministry added that such remarks were not representative of the values and behaviour exhibited by the rest of the public healthcare community.

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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