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Grassroots leaders, volunteers to get MERS, haze preventive measures training

SINGAPORE: About 2,000 grassroots leaders and volunteers will be trained on the preventive measures needed to handle haze and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), so that they can, in turn, impart the knowledge to residents.

This is the first nationwide haze and MERS awareness programme to train grassroots volunteers, and it was organised by the People's Association (PA). It will be rolled out to 87 constituencies, PA said on Saturday (Jun 27).

About 300 grassroots volunteers from Pasir Ris West GRC attended the two-hour training workshop on Saturday. It was the first of four sessions that will take place in June and July.

Key messages highlighted to the participants during training was knowing the facts of the current haze or infectious disease situation, taking preventive measures and working together with residents to reduce the impact of adverse weather conditions and infectious diseases.

Following the training session, the grassroots leaders and volunteers will conduct house visits to educate residents on haze and MERS and share tips on healthcare and personal hygiene, so they are prepared in the event of emergencies, PA said.

To ensure the needy and vulnerable residents are taken care of, 300 essential packs of grocery items were also delivered to each constituency. The bags include N95 masks, hand sanitisers and thermometers, acccording to PA.

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