On 25 March 2021, Mr Marcus Teo was on the train home when he assisted a male commuter who had fainted.
Mr Teo was on his way home when a train commuter standing in front of him fainted and fell face forward, just as the train was approaching Newton DTL station. As part of the CPR protocol he had learnt previously, Mr Teo stepped forward immediately to check the commuter’s airway and breathing.
After ensuring that the unconscious commuter was alive, Mr Teo placed him in the recovery position to keep his airway open and proceeded to check if the commuter had suffered any injury. As the commuter had sustained a gash on his chin during the fall, Mr Teo applied pressure on the wound to stem the bleeding. He stayed with the commuter till the station staff and SCDF arrived to take over the situation and convey the commuter to the hospital.
Following the event, Mr Teo has been keeping in touch with the commuter and understands that while stitches were required, the commuter has since fully recovered.
Mr Marcus Teo receiving the Caring Commuter Award 2021 from Minister of Transport S Iswaran at National Kindness Award - Transport Gold 2021 held on 1 Dec 2021.
Photo: Singapore Kindness Movement
The Caring Commuter Award recognises commuters who have demonstrated acts of care to others in need during their daily commute on public transport.
Jointly launched by the Public Transport Council and Singapore Kindness Movement in 2019, the award is presented as part of the Caring SG Commuters movement.