Health Advisory on haze (20 June 2013)

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

•         MOH will implement a special scheme for the following groups suffering from respiratory problems and conjunctivitis because of the haze:

–         Young Singaporeans 18 and below,

–         Elderly Singaporeans 65 and above,

–         Those who hold the following cards: Community Health Assistance Scheme (CHAS), Public Assistance (PA), Medical Fee Exception Card (MFEC), Medical Fee Assistance Card (MFAC)

•         At Polyclinics

–        All Singaporeans will pay no more than $10

–        Scheme will be operational from 21 Jun 2013, 8 am.

•         At designated GP clinics

–        MOH will subsidise $30 per visit; most patients should pay $10

–        Scheme will be operational at designated GP clinics progressively from 21 June, 12 noon.  Please refer to the table below for a list of designated GP clinics.

List of Designated GP Clinics*

Region Clinic Name Clinic Address Postal Code Tel
Central Chang Clinic & Surgery Blk 7 Everton Park #01-21 080007 62216955
Central Frontier Medical Associates (Buangkok) Blk 982 Buangkok Crescent #01-03 530982 63152913
Central Leong Clinic Blk 63B Lengkok Bahru #01-366 152063 64760572
Central Mediview Clinic And Surgery Blk 150 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #01-999 310150 62532351
Central Newcastle Clinic Pte. Ltd. 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers #18-02A 238881 67362322
Central Shenton Medical Group (Raffles Quay) 1 Raffles Quay, Raffles Quay #09-02 048583 63277273
Central Singapura Clinic Blk 27, Bencoolen St, Bencoleen House #01-27 189620 63361181
Central Town Clinic Blk 287 Beach Road #01-00 199551 62981456
Central Vernon Clinic & Surgery 100 Jalan Sultan, Sultan Plaza #02-25/26 199001 62940244
Central Winstedt Clinic 51 Upper Weld Road 207408 62922975
Northeast Balkis Family Clinic Blk 631 Bedok Reservoir Rd #01-968 470631 64454711
Northeast Lusumu Family Clinic Blk 530 Bedok North St 3 #01-638 460530 64459910
Northeast Street 21 Clinic (Tampines) Blk 201B Tampines St 21 #02-1097 522201 67857888
Northwest Woodlands Medical Centre & Woodlands Dental Clinic Blk 210 Marsiling Crescent #01-09 730210 62698888
Southwest Acumed Medical Group (Yung Kuang) Blk 64 Yung Kuang Road #01-107/111 610064 62656422
Southwest Foo Clinic Blk 962 Jurong West St 91 #01-306 640962 67918853
Southwest Healthmark Pioneer Mall Clinic Blk 638 Jurong West Street 61 #02-08 640638 68613100

*As of 20 June 2013, 11.30pm

Link : Health Advisory on haze (20 June 2013)

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