Injured actor Aloysius Pang's condition has worsened, now in ICU: Mindef
SINGAPORE - Home-grown actor Aloysius Pang Wei Chong, who was seriously injured during an overseas military exercise in New Zealand last Saturday (Jan 19), required additional surgery after his condition worsened.
In an update on Wednesday morning, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said the surgery was completed on Tuesday at 11.54pm (Singapore time).
Mindef said Corporal First Class (NS) Pang's condition is critical and he is being managed in the intensive care unit at Waikato Hospital.
The 28-year-old was hurt while repairing a Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer during Exercise Thunder Warrior at the Waiouru training area.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital's chief of trauma and acute care surgery, Dr Teo Li Tserng, has been working with the New Zealand medical team to provide the best care for CFC (NS) Pang since arriving in New Zealand on Jan 22 morning (Singapore time), Mindef said.
Mindef and the Singapore Armed Forces said they will continue to provide support to CFC (NS) Pang's family.