My birthday wish for Singapore
"It has been a challenging year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has thrown Singapore off course, and we now have to adjust to a new normal. Despite the uncertainty, I am proud to see everyone standing in unity and offering help to those in need.
We hear of people buying supplies for others whose livelihoods have been uprooted by the pandemic. Hawkers are giving out food to those in need, despite struggling themselves. The Singapore spirit of unity is alive in all of us.
To me, healthcare is a noble and humbling field. I’ve been a pharmacist for 16 years, and there is no denying that being a healthcare worker has its ups and downs, especially during the pandemic. However, it is rewarding to know that what we do can make a difference in someone’s life. Everyone in healthcare plays a significant role, be it a nurse in the operating theatre, a porter in the linen room, or an administrative staff. We work as a united team to care for our patients and serve the nation.
My birthday falls on 9 August, and I will be celebrating my birthday with the nation! This year, I will turn 40, which is considered a milestone in anyone’s life. I will take the time to reflect and plan for the road ahead.
This National Day, my sincerest wish for Singapore is for her people to continue to stay united, be strong in the face of adversity and thrive even when things look bleak. Let’s show what true resilience means to the world."
— Daniel Benjamin Fletcher, Principal Clinical Pharmacist, Changi General Hospital#healthcare #alliedhealth #healthcareprofessional #nationalday