Aloysius Pang’s condition takes turn for the worse — actor who was injured in military exercise now in ICU

Photo: Aloysius 冯伟衷 / Facebook
Photo: Aloysius 冯伟衷 / Facebook

Aloysius Pang’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. The local Mandarin TV actor who sustained serious injuries during an overseas military exercise had to undergo a third surgery last night and is currently warded in the intensive care unit (ICU).

An Armament Technician from the 268th Battalion Singapore Artillery, Corporal First Class (National Service) Pang was part of Exercise Thunder Warrior at the Waiouru Training Area in New Zealand. The 28-year-old had been carrying out repair works inside an artillery vehicle when he sustained injuries to his chest and abdominal areas on Saturday afternoon.

After getting heli-evacuated to Waikoto Hospital in Hamilton, Pang underwent two surgeries and was assured to be in stable condition by New Zealand doctors as well as Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s chief of trauma Dr. Teo Li Tserng, who was tasked by the Singapore Armed Forces to monitor the patient. In his statement, Dr. Teo mentioned that Pang had been awake, alert, and breathing on his own without the assistance of mechanical ventilation.

But that was on Monday. This morning, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) delivered the grim news — Pang’s condition had turned critical. Dr. Teo has also flown to New Zealand to work with the medical team there to “provide the best care” for him.

Minister for Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen affirmed that Pang’s condition is indeed very serious — serious enough to require artificial life support of his lungs, kidneys, and heart.

“The Ministry of Defence and the Singapore Armed Forces continue to provide support to CFC (NS) Pang’s family,” Mindef wrote. Pang’s mother, father, and brother are currently in New Zealand to accompany him.

On social media, thoughts, prayers, and well wishes were delivered with Pang in mind.

Editor’s Note: Article updated to include Minister Ng Eng Hen’s additional information about Pang’s condition.

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