Monthly Message October 2019

Dear Residents

Staying healthy in the haze

The haze has hit Singapore again. Our government is doing its best to work with our neighbouring countries to stop the haze. For now, what you can do is to drink plenty of water. Keep some N95 masks at hand.

Short-term exposure to haze in healthy individuals, such as commuting in the haze, will generally not cause major health problems and do not require a mask. What you need to do is cut back on outdoor physical activities. Stay active by doing indoor exercises at home or in the gym. If you are suffering from existing chronic heart and lung conditions make sure your medications are at hand. Those who feel unwell, especially the elderly, children and those with pre-existing medical conditions, should seek medical attention.

Regarding the issues of speeding PMDs, high-rise littering, littering and so on, I have been bringing them up to the relevant agencies. NEA has identified 4 of the litterbugs at MPC@Khatib, and LTA is working on the Khatib Central pedestrian-only zone. Some residents have also given feedback on animal-related issues. For such issues, you can call the Animal Response Centre’s hotline at 1800-476-1600 (24 hours) or use the OneService app to make a report.

I am pleased to inform you of yet another great addition to our network of affordable healthcare services. The Tzu Chi Medical Centre has opened at Blk 812, providing free TCM treatment. It operates from Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 12 pm, and 1.30 pm to 5pm. It is closed on weekends and Public Holidays.

To all Hindu residents, may I take this opportunity to wish you and family a Happy Deepavali. May the festival of light illuminate your life and bring good health, prosperity and peace.


Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah

MP for Nee Soon GRC
Advisor to Nee Soon South Grassroots Organisations
Email: mplee.bee.wah@gmail.com
Website: https://www.neesoonsouth.org.sg/