Minimise exposure by reducing outdoor activities and physical exertion
• Stay indoors as far as possible
• Reduce hours spent outdoors
• Reduce physical exertion
• Use N95 masks as appropriate, depending on (i) health status, (ii) PSI level, (iii) physical exertion and (iv) time spent outdoors
We are ready
• There is sufficient stock of N95 masks nationally to meet anticipated needs. N95 masks should be bought only when needed, there is no need to stockpile. The large retail/pharmacy chains (Guardian, Unity, Cold Storage and Giant) will have N95 masks available for purchase on their shelves by this evening.
• Hospitals and Polyclinics are on alert and ready.
• Additional bed capacity and manpower ready for deployment when needed.
• We will monitor the situation closely and respond accordingly.
Medical scheme to help those affected by the haze
1) At designated GP clinics:
These patients will get a $30 MOH subsidy for their bill at designated GP clinics if they have any respiratory or eye conditions due to the haze:
a) All Singaporean children (age 18 and below)
b) All elderly Singaporeans (age 65 and above)
c) Singaporean adults who earn less than $1,500 per month (based on self-declaration) or hold any of the following cards:
- Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)
- Public Assistance (PA)
- Medical Fee Exemption Card (MFEC)
- Medical Fee Assistance Card (MFAC)
– Scheme will be operational at designated GP clinics progressively from 21 June, 12 noon. Please refer to the links below for a list of designated GP clinics.
List of designated GP clinics by region
2) At Polyclinics
– All Singaporeans will pay no more than $10
– Scheme will be operational from 21 Jun 2013, 8 am.