Working at the hospital, working at the klinik kesihatan, to me was not enough. That’s why I ventured into public health.
What a public health physician can do is whatever efforts, whatever interventions you do, policies that you change, will affect not only a community, but also an entire nation.
I want to be able to touch more lives, I want to be able to make a difference to more people.
It’s not easy to achieve what you want. I’m a single mum, so I have to manage my daughter, and myself, and my career on my own.
I think the strength is still prayers. It’s still God, and it’s my family. I will not be able to reach this stage without my support – my mum, my dad. My mum, whenever I need to go anywhere she’ll come.
My parents live in Singapore, so if I need to travel for more than three days, then she’ll come and sit with us, stay with my daughter.
It has not been easy. At times I just sit down and cry, it’s fine, but I still carry on and do things. MIMS
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