SINGAPORE – Due to the worsening haze situation in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will be activating the Haze Subsidy Scheme beginning Wednesday.
It will be available at all polyclinics and Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPC), it said in a statement.
Earlier, in his Facebook posting, Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said the various government agencies have put their action plans in place.
“MOH will be activating its Haze Subsidy Scheme to help Singaporeans with their haze-related medical needs.
“Ministry of Manpower, Singapore National Employers Federation, and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) have urged all employers to take special care of their workers during this period and the schools have put in place their haze contingency plans,” he said.
He added that the Peoples’ Association will also be distributing the “We Care” packs to the needy and vulnerable.
As at 8am Wednesday, the 24-hour pollutant standard index (PSI) was 102 – 122, in the low to mid sections of the unhealthy range, and the three-hour PSI stood at 82. – BERNAMA