Singapore's stockpile of masks replenished from many sources

Mr Winthrop Wong (above) is director of Wellchem Pharmaceuticals, which supplies masks to hospitals here. Mr Gjan Lim (left) is managing director of Healthcare Essentials, a medical supplier for hospitals and clinics here. ST PHOTOS: ASHLEIGH SIM, KE
Mr Gjan Lim is managing director of Healthcare Essentials, a medical supplier for hospitals and clinics here. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Singapore's national stockpile of surgical and N95 masks is being replenished on multiple fronts even as healthcare workers draw down on the supplies.

Aside from a warehouse in Tuas that stores already procured masks, the Government is working closely with private sector manufacturers and logistics companies to find and release masks to those who need them most, such as hospitals and clinics, say industry players.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 08, 2020, with the headline 'Singapore's stockpile of masks replenished from many sources'. Subscribe