A team from Singapore General Hospital’s Burns Centre visited Bangladesh from 26-30 November to treat burns victims and conduct training for doctors, nurses and therapists from across Bangladesh.

Dr Chong Si Jack, Consultant at SGH's department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, led the team of six doctors from three specialties, four nurses, an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist.

With their expertise in building up the SGH skin bank, the medical team will also be helping Bangladesh develop its own new skin bank that will be ready by the end of next year.

It was the second time the SGH medical team visited Bangladesh, since an was MOU signed in April 2017, between the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and SingHealth, to train over 300 specialists and 10 hospital leaders in Bangladesh in areas such as reconstructive surgery, surgical wound management of massive burns and rehabilitation.

Supported by Temasek Foundation International, the visits and training will benefit many more, as it is cascaded to another 900 nurses by 60 master trainers over the period of three years.

Photo highlights from the visit:

Medical teams from SGH and Dhaka Medical College Hospital reviewing patients who will undergo surgery the next day

Nurse training workshop

Left: Training at Burn & Plastic Surgery Unit, Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Right: Mini symposium

SGH medical team and SingHealth International Collaboration Office team with other guests from Hungary and Bangladesh