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Singapore sets world record for ‘largest reunion of people born at the same hospital’

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by October 17, 2016 General

Singapore sets world record for ‘largest reunion of people born at the same hospital’

 SIngapore's health officials and Guinness World Records adjudicator were at Bishan Stadium for the record-breaking event. — Picture courtesy of KKHSIngapore’s health officials and Guinness World Records adjudicator were at Bishan Stadium for the record-breaking event. — Picture courtesy of KKH

SINGAPORE, Oct 17 — A new world record was set yesterday at the Bishan Stadium when 2,241 people who were born in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) set a new Guinness World Records title for the “Largest Reunion of People Born at the Same Hospital”.

KKH broke the record held by The Medical City, a hospital in the Philippines, which set the record on April 12 last year, with 1,221 individuals who were born in that hospital.

“We are very heartened and humbled by the strong show of support from those born in KKH. The encouraging response … is a true testament to their appreciation for the holistic medical care and compassion that we provide to our patients every day,” said Associate Professor Tan Heng Hao, chairperson of the Born in KKH Steering Committee, and deputy chairman, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at KKH.

This record-breaking event was part of an family carnival, Born in KKH, that was organised by KKH.

The event also celebrated the 50th birthday of another record set by KKH: In 1966, it became the largest maternity hospital in the world with a record birth of 39,835 babies born that year — a record it held for 10 years. — TODAY

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