Healthy Living In Punggol

4 July 2018
Jason Chiew Soon Heng

On the first weekend of June, nursing students from Health and Social Sciences (HSS) Cluster conducted a population health survey in digital health literacy with the residents at Edgefield Plains in Punggol.

Students also distributed health promotion messages at Block Parties conducted at Punggol Link, Sunrise and Damai estates, co-organised with grassroots organisations.


Through student-produced health posters, games, skits, videos  and talks, students touched on a variety of   health messages such as binge drinking, diabetes, antenatal care, pneumococcal vaccination, colorectal cancer screening and depressi on. MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Communications and Information, graced the event.

Collectively, our allied health students have also been active in Punggol (see Allied Health In The Community), collaborating with grassroots organisations to promote healthy living havits within the community.

"Thanks to the physical fitness screening by the students, I now realise my level of fitness. Since then, I have heeded the advice on regular physical activities, and I felt my life transformed!" said Ms Lam Lee Choo, a grassroots participant.