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SAF Medical Team Returns From Afghanistan


Ministry of Defence (Singapore)

SAF Medical Team Returns From Afghanistan

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) five-man medical team returned to Singapore today after completing a dental project in Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan.


MAJ (Dr) Bernard Tan treating a dental patient as the Afghan healthcare workers looks on

The SAF team, led by LTC Lee Kuan Chung, had been deployed as part of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) since May 2007. This humanitarian assistance project is part of Singapore's overall contribution to the international humanitarian and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.

The SAF medical team made significant contributions to the dental health and education in Bamiyan Province, which included the establishment of the province’s first dental clinic at the Bamiyan Hospital. Governor of Bamiyan Dr Habiba Sarabi officiated at the opening ceremony of the dental clinic on 10 June 2007.

The team conducted a dental assistant course and provided on-the-job training for an Afghan dentist and two Afghan dental assistants, who will continue to run the clinic. Along with the Afghan dental team, the SAF team provided dental health care and services to the local population for a period of eight weeks.

Together, the Afghan and SAF teams provided dental services to over 900 patients, performing over 1,200 procedures. The team also conducted a dental awareness workshop for 18 Afghan personnel, and participated in community projects with the NZDF PRT.

A five-man SAF engineering team, led by LTC Ong Chia Chong, is currently deployed in Bamiyan from 28 July 2007 to 31 October 2007. The SAF personnel will operate as part of the NZDF PRT. The team’s objective will be to oversee bridge construction and repair projects in central Bamiyan.

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