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Starter kits with N95 masks to be given to 1.2 million households

Published on May 5, 2014 4:03 PM

Emergency starter kits that contain three N95 masks each will be distributed to some 1.2 million households here from Tuesday, May 6.

Announced on Monday afternoon, the initiative by Temasek Cares - the non-profit, philanthropic arm of Temasek Holdings - hopes to get Singaporean households to start thinking about how they can better prepare themselves for emergencies, such as the haze or flu pandemics.

The distribution of the Stay Prepared kits will take place over one week starting from May 6 to 12. Apart from the masks, the kits will also contain information in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil on how to wear the masks as well as emergency contact numbers of the police, fire stations and the dengue hotline, among others. There will also be a QR code that links users to the Stay Prepared website

On top of the starter kits for households, another 17,000 kits will go to 144 charities including nursing homes. Another 300,000 will be prepared for standby for needy families in case of severe haze or flu pandemic emergencies.

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