- POSTED: 06 Jul 2014 23:36
About 600 vulnerable households in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC on Sunday received a package containing essential supplies such as masks, food and medicine to help them prepare for haze and dengue.
SINGAPORE: About 600 vulnerable households in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC on Sunday received packages to help them prepare for haze and dengue.
Called the WeCare pack, it contains four N95 masks and some food and medicine, which are said to be able to last residents for three days.
Members of Parliament for the area on Sunday distributed the supplies to needy households and the elderly.
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said: "We want to make sure that we are able to bring the essential items to those more vulnerable members of our community, so that in case there's another recurrence of a haze episode, they have the basic things that they need - masks and so on, and they don't have to go out to get them.
“This was something which we had to do on the fly last year. But this year we want to be prepared ahead of time. So we're doing this in every constituency in Singapore over these two to three months."