S'pore ambulance captain lauded for swift medical evacuation of man who had stroke in Batam

Submitted by Stomper Christopher

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A man would like to commend an ambulance captain in Singapore for the swift medical evacuation of his father-in-law who had suffered a stroke in Batam.

The man, known as Firzhan had written an email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to praise Christopher Bek, who runs a private ambulance service.

Christopher brought Firzhan's father-in-law back from Batam to Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore.

Expressing his appreciation for Firzhan's gesture, Christopher shared the email with Stomp, which said:

"I would like to express my deepest appreciation and highest gratitude to Captain Christopher Bek for the swift medical evacuation of my father in law from a hospital in Batam to Singapore.

"My father-in-law suffered a stroke due to a fall at Batam Centre Ferry Terminal's toilet while waiting for the return ferry to Singapore and was then brought to Santa Elisabeth Hospital in Batam Central.

"He was there in Batam with his wife and the incident left her in a state of shock as she did not know what to do in the situation.

"I made a call to MFA and was referred to Captain Christopher Bek. He made arrangements and together, we made the trip down to Batam.

"At the hospital, we requested for a medical evacuation and to my horror, the hospital and transportation fees were beyond my means. I was financially tight and had only brought just enough money to pay the hospital bill.

"To cut the story short, anyone would have expected to be paid before rendering any kind of service like medical evacuation -- but not Christopher.

"He helped guide me till I saw the light at the end of a dark tunnel and told me that I could settle the finances later.

"Without his help, I would have been stuck in that situation 

"He is really an inspiration and truly a HERO to me. Heroes like him are a rare gem.

"I hope MFA can give him a commendation for his act of honour. I hope he is made known to everyone for what he has done and what he is capable of doing.

"Incidents like this are real and I think that if this happened to anyone out there, they would be clueless on what to do.

"Therefore, I hope medical evacuation and people like Captain Christopher Bek should be made known to the public."