Farewell Amar

Dear friends and colleagues (doctors, nurses, paediatricians, researchers, managers, parents & children, NGOs, etc) As many of you are aware I am retiring this month; this is my 36th year in the civil service. I have lived through the era where those who qualify serve as a single (or only other) paediatrician in a state,…

Retirement or Re-tyre ment

N. Paramaesvaran, Past President MPA My good friend Dr.Gopalkrisnan, a retired Anaesthetist who lives in Perth, once  met His Holiness Sai Baba in India and  asked His Holiness his views on retirement. Sai Baba looked him  straight in the face, and with a cheeky smile  said “The word my good friend is ‘re-tyre’. You then …

How we ended up in Chicago, USA

By Dr Pong Kwai Meng, Dr Cheang Hon Kit and Dr Hwang Yee Chern It all started after Kwai Meng returned from Sydney, Australia in 2009 when he had completed his 2 years of neonatal training at the Royal Hospital for Women. During his stint with NSW Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS), a…