NUS Chancellor, President S R Nathan, and NUS President, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, hosted an appreciation lunch at the Istana to thank the Trustees of the Estate of Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat for their generous gift to NUS and the University Children’s Medical Institute at NUHS. In recognition of their gift, which will further the cause of paediatric education, research and patient care in Singapore and beyond, the University Children’s Medical Institute at NUHS will be renamed the Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute.
In thanking the trustees of the Estate of Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat, Prof Tan said, “Within NUHS and NUS, we have a wonderful team of paediatric doctors and staff… This generous gift from the Estate of Tan Sri Teck Khoo Puat will enable them to reach another and much higher plane of endeavour and achievement. It will greatly boost the synergistic integration of paediatric clinical care, research and education which are so critical to bringing our paediatric medicine, research and education to the forefront of excellence in Asia and in the world.”
Prof Tan added that the late Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat had been a passionate advocate for medical research, education and the advancement of healthcare and the Estate has been one of the University’s biggest benefactors, touching the lives of many patients, doctors, faculty and students through their gifts.
Associate Professor Daniel Goh, Head, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute, NUHS, echoed Prof Tan’s sentiments, saying, “The paediatric medical teams at the Institute have consistently provided a high level of specialty care and achieved many key milestones in the course of carrying out our mission. Thanks to the generosity of the Estate of Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat, we will be able to transform our centre and services and take it to new heights; we will build a new outpatient centre that is truly child-friendly, with the intention of making our patients’ visit to the hospital a pleasant, fun and comforting experience. The gift will also go towards enhancing clinical programmes in child health, focusing on areas of need and emphasising integrative care. Part of the donation will go towards augmenting clinically impactful translational research and the setting up of the Child Health Research Institute @ NUHS.”
The lunch was attended by the Trustees of the Estate of Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat, members of the Khoo family and senior staff members from NUS and NUHS.
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