Singapore: 16 weeks jail time for nurse for…
‘When Calls the Heart’ Season 8: Elizabe…
5 weird and wonderful China stories that…
Armenia’s leader backs early vote next year…
Air Canada Boeing 737-8 MAX suffers engine…
COVID-19 Stigma Is Becoming The Norm…
An 11-year-old boy used his birthday…
The Leicester lineup that should start…
Plug and Charge Simplifies EV Charging
‘Hong Kong add oil’ festive lights banned…
Singapore: Woman yells at HDB Hub’s…
‘Bridgerton’: Here Are All the Modern Songs…
Morganfield’s S’pore food orders allegedly …
Major blast hits Nashville after chilling…
CD Projekt Red Faces Investor Lawsuit Over…
The plant-based meat industry has grown…
Virus strain to cause more deaths in Britain…
This Gingerbread Baby Yoda Would Win Any…
7 moves Barcelona need to make in the…
Tested: 1997 Honda Prelude SH Gains…
‘My favourite Christmas abroad’: readers’…
Children in China face tough new penalties…
Modi govt continues UPA legacy, files…
Peking University student Wu Xieyu…
France records 20,262 more COVID-19 cases…
Investor sues CD Projekt over bungled…
Singapore tightens border measures for…
Winnie The Pooh-inspired cafe in Cle…
Watch the Electric Ford F-150 Drift and Do…
UK bans flights from South Africa as New…
We Compare 5 Top Rated Mental Health…
Singapore confirms first case of new…
Kevin Spacey dedicates latest Christmas …
BTS member V releases Christmas K-pop…
Turkey to require negative COVID-19…
Investor sues CD Projekt over bungled…
I Went On Vacation And Ended Up In A…
Moderna: ‘We’re confident vaccine will…
Restaurant review: So France brings toge…
A Personal Story: Why I never regretted…
A Personal Story: Why I never regretted supporting Bayern Munich
Will Singapore approval for Li Ka-shing backed Eat Just’s lab-grown meat open…
Singapore—Thirty-six-year-old Flores Alvin Jay Vargas, a nurse, has been sentenced to 16 weeks’ jail after an incident involving a wheelchair-bound senior citizen in 2019.
The nurse, a Filipino national, did not only assault a 67-year-old resident but also asked a fellow staffer to lie about what happened on May 25, 2019.
On the day of the incident, the senior citizen, who had suffered brain trauma in an accident three years ago, asked for a knife because he wanted to cut up an apple.
A staff member at All Saints Home told the resident that he could not have a knife, after which the senior citizen threw a tantrum. He then began pressing the call bell behind his bed several times, according to a report in The New Paper (TNP).
Mr Vargas came and endeavoured to explain to the senior why he couldn’t have a knife.
The senior, however, persisted in pressing the bell. And when the bell was disabled, the senior then kept pressing the handheld staff assist bell.
The nurse then attempted to take the handheld bell away from the senior, who pulled and tore the nurse’s shirt.
This caused Mr Flores to lose his temper, kicking the resident and punching his chest a few times.
Two care home staffers present during the altercation witnessed what Mr Flores had done to the senior, and told him to stop.
Two days after the assault, the senior told his brother about the assault, during a visit from the brother, who filed a report with the police on the same day.
The victim’s brother also requested that the senior be admitted to  Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for one week. A medical report showed that it was suspected that the victim had sustained rib fractures.
Mr Vargas sent a text message to one of the employees who had witnessed the assault asking her to say that he did not punch the victim. The employee then told the police that she had not seen the assault. Whether or not the staff member has been subject to any disciplinary measures is unknown.
The nurse lost his job on the same day that the senior was released from the hospital and went back to the nursing home.
The care home said in a statement on Dec 23 that it takes its residents’ health and safety seriously, and that Mr Vargas was suspended after the complaint was filed and that after it carried out an internal investigation, he was fired.
Additional measures including installing additional security cameras and conducting additional training for senior patients have also been implemented in order to ensure residents’ safety.
Diagnostic Tool