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Help for haze problems

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The Haze Subsidy Scheme caps medical fees for Singaporean children, the elderly and lower income families who are suffering from haze-related conditions.

It is available at more than 450 polyclinics and public health preparedness clinics (PHPC).

These clinics can be identified by the PHPC logo or the Haze Subsidy Scheme poster.

Under this scheme, pioneers need not pay more than $5, and other eligible Singaporeans need not pay more than $10.

The remaining costs will be subsidised by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Public Assistance (PA) cardholders enjoy fully subsidised care.

For more information, visit the MOH website.


Your nearest air-conditioned neighbourhood centre can now provide relief from the haze.

The People's Association (PA) announced last Friday that all 108 community centres and clubs (CCs) island-wide will act as haze shelters and will stay open until midnight daily.

Should the 24-hour PSI level cross the 300 mark, CCs will operate 24 hours daily.

Residents' Committee (RC) centres will also be open until 10pm.


Free N95 masks distributed by PA are available to eligible Singaporeans and permanent residents at all 108 CCs.

Those eligible:
* All holders of MOH's Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Blue card
* All Pioneer Generation Card holders
* All ComCare clients above 62 years old 
* ComCare clients identified as having longer-term medical issues, regardless of age 
* All Singapore citizens who meet the CHAS Blue Card criterion of having less than $1,100 household per-capita income

Lions Befrienders is also distributing free N95 masks at its centres around the island.

Eligible Singaporeans and permanent residents can collect two masks each, upon presenting the blue CHAS card or Pioneer Generation Card..

Members of the public can also collect two masks each at the Red Cross House near Dhoby Ghaut MRT.

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