“I have been working at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) as a housekeeper for two years and have been stationed at the isolation ward for about one and a half years. When the hospital recently changed its housekeeping service provider, I requested to join the new service provider to continue working at SKH. The familiar environment and colleagues help me cope with missing my family in China. Working in a high-risk environment is not easy, especially during the pandemic where I have to do eight to 14-hour shifts in full PPE. I also had to learn to tackle the stigma that comes with working in a high-risk setting, but I take pride in creating a clean and safe environment for patients and the medical team because doing so is also part of saving lives.”
Despite her small and unassuming stature, Ms Chen Feng Li’s vigour and dedication to her work at the Isolation Ward rivals none. Her fearless sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a true inspiration to us all.