Even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit and contact tracing became the norm in Singapore, Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) was already on the trail of people who came in close contact with those who had infectious diseases such as chicken pox and tuberculosis.
This year’s President’s Award winner, Ms Christina Lim is the chief nurse of Seng Kang General Hospital. She is instrumental in the setting up of the real-time location tracking system in the hospital that has helped the hospital track and isolate patients quicker during Covid-19.
“For example, when we have a Covid-19 positive case, we are able to track who has been near the patient, for how long, can do contact tracing quicker and able to isolate patients quicker”, said Ms Lim.
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Ms Lee Puay Chuan, the hospital’s director for strategic projects, said that the RTLS is not just to protect patients by helping to quickly identify close contacts of infected people and limit the spread of a disease… “Staff must also be assured that they are working in a safe environment,” she added.