A Committee of Inquiry will be set up to investigate the death of Private Dave Lee Han Xuan, who collapsed after an 8km fast march on 18 April due to heat stroke.
Pte Lee was warded at Changi General Hospital but died 2 weeks later.
According to MINDEF, Pte Lee, a Guardsman from the 1st Battalion Singapore Guards, had just completed the fast march at Bedok Camp when he showed signs of heat injury.
A medic attended to him and brought down his core temperature, and he was then evacuated to the camp’s medical centre where more treatment was given to cool him down.
Pte Lee was sent to Changi General Hospital an hour later after he showed signs of distress.
He was warded in an intensive care unit but fell into a coma and his condition worsened.
Pte Lee was pronounced dead yesterday (30 Apr), ten days after his 19th birthday.
Pte Lee had enlisted on 5 Jan and completed his Basic Military Training on 11 March.
Prior to enlistment, he had attended Rulang Primary School and Yuhua Secondary School, and went on to complete his A Levels at Jurong Junior College.
The COI investigating Pte Lee’s death has full powers and access to information and personnel to investigate the circumstances leading to death, to determine the contributory factors and make recommendations to rectify lapses, if any.