Mr SR Nathan, our guest of honour, Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, Madam Kay Kuok, Chairman of NHG Board, Board members, colleagues, distinguished guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen, I am greatly humbled by the honour and privilege to deliver the 7th TTSH Oration this evening. The sixth lecturer was the late Dr Balaji Sadasivan, who was a neurosurgeon of the hospital. His topic? HIV. He went into politics and became a Senior Minister of State. I am not a surgeon and have no wish to enter politics. What can a physician muse about that would interest our illustrious, hardworking and dedicated surgical colleagues?
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