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SAF Medical Corps
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Logo of the SAF Medical Corps
Active November 3, 1967; ago (1967-11-03)
Country Singapore
Branch SAF
Type Medical corps
Part of HQ Medical Corps
Garrison/HQ Nee Soon Camp
Motto(s) To Seek, To Save, To Serve
Commanders
Chief of Medical Corps RDML (Dr) Tang Kong Choong[1]

The Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corps is an organisation within the Singapore Armed Forces that provides medical services to the Singapore Army, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

The Medical Corps establishes policies and directs the full implementation of quality force health, medical force protection, operational support, medical information technology, medical manpower and logistics, as well as its medical inspectorate within the SAF.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

The SAF Medical Corps can trace their origins back to 1901, with the formation of the ambulance and bearer section of the Singapore volunteer artillery when Singapore was still part of the Straits Settlements. Throughout British rule and World War II, the Military Medical Corps was largely made up of personnel who volunteered their services and was not a formal organisation part of the defence of Singapore until 1967, when the Senior Medical Officer's department was formed. In 1972, HQ Medical Services was established to oversee all military medical services and polices within the defence force.[3]

Structure[edit | edit source]

SAF Medical Training Institute[edit | edit source]

Part of the SAF Medical Corps is the SAF Medical Training Institute (SMTI) where national servicemen and women are trained in and equipped with the knowledge and skills to operate as Combat Medics and Combat Medic Specialists.

Trained medics are then dispatched to the three services that provide medical support to the Army, Navy and Air Force:

  • Army Medical Service
  • Navy Medical Service
  • RSAF Medical Service

Military Medicine Institute[edit | edit source]

The Military Medicine Institute (MMI) is the specialised branch of the SAF Medical Corps that provides specialised medical/dental services and in-patient care to all national servicemen and servicewomen. MMI is also in charge of the operations of medical centres located in military bases across Singapore.[4]

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