singapore – The Archbishop’s Office released the following update on Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia’s condition on April 4:

Dear Rev Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As advised in our last communique, Archbishop William Goh has formed a team of doctors to, among other assignments, prognosticate Archbishop Emeritus’ medical condition with a view to recommending the type of treatment that would best facilitate his recovery.

Accordingly, the team met on 2 April, 2014, and made the following observations and recommendations:

“Emeritus Archbishop Nicholas Chia is currently making good progress in recovery but it is still too early to prognosticate the extent of full recovery which will be more apparent after a period of rehabilitation over a period of 6 months to 1 year.
“Plans are being made to transfer him to a Neurological Rehabilitation Unit. He is currently unfit to resume his pre-incident official roles and responsibilities.

“Controlled visitations from immediate family members, Religious, Government Officials and relevant doctors are permissible, subjected to visiting hours and restrictions pertaining to Mount Alvernia Hospital ICU before transfer.”

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