Update (3:30pm): Aloysius Pang is now on artificial life support.
“CFC (NS) Pang's condition is very serious and he needs artificial life support for his lungs, kidneys and heart,” wrote Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Twitter.
Aloysius Pang’s condition has worsened and he is now in the intensive care unit in New Zealand's Waikato Hospital, said a statement released by Mindef this morning. The actor also had to undergo another surgery, which was completed on Tuesday (Jan 22) at 11.54pm (Singapore time).
Dr Teo Li Tserng, Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, is also now in New Zealand and is "working with the New Zealand medical team to provide the best care" for Aloysius. The actor's parents and two older brothers as well as his boss Dasmond Koh are also currently in New Zealand.
The 28-year-old actor was said to be taking part in an overseas military exercise as an Armament Technician when he sustained injuries to his chest and abdominal areas while carrying out repair works inside the Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer (SSPH) at Waiouru Training Area. According to Dasmond, Aloy's injury happened when he was “pinned” by “something that fell on him".