Pioneer gynaecologist, 104, receives honorary doctorate from NUS

SINGAPORE – Dr Oon Chiew Seng, one of Singapore’s first obstetricians and gynaecologists, has received an honorary degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) for her lifelong dedication to medical education and public service.

Dr Oon also set up Singapore’s first dementia home after she retired.

On Tuesday (Jan 12), the 104-year-old was presented with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by President Halimah Yacob, who is also the NUS Chancellor, at a ceremony held at the University Cultural Centre at NUS Kent Ridge Campus.

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