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[Issue No. 162] PSS E-Bulletin March 2020

Smith Pharmacy Pte Ltd
Position Available: Pharmacist (Operations)

Our society joined forces with the Singapore Kindness Movement Committee from Tampines GRC to spread the public education of the appropriate steps of hand hygiene and selection of disinfectant at their event “Overcome As One: Fighting the virus with Unity and Kindness” held in Our Tampines Hub. 

The Ministry of Health (MOH) invites healthcare professionals to access clinical evidence summaries which are being developed in response to emerging evidence on potential therapeutic options for COVID-19 on the MOH website at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/clinical-evidence-summaries.

(Guidance document published by the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations on March 16, 2020). This guidance document is part of FAPA’s response to an outbreak of respiratory disease called “coronavirus disease 2019” ( COVID-19), which is caused by a novel (new) coronavirus now officially called “SARS-CoV-2”. COVID-19 is now affecting more than 100 countries and was publicly characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020.

The latent anxiety- fear of falling sick, stress from long hours in the frontline, fear of not being able to provide for their family have surfaced. Healthcare workers who are facing stress or burn-out due to COVID-19 can reach out for psychological support via the SMA Psychological Support and Wellness program. Our partner clinics and psychologists have stepped forward to provide pro bono or reduced rates services for healthcare workers in need of help.