Singapore Kindness Movement and BETADINE® support the distribution of care packages to over 1700 General Practitioners
Singapore, 20 July 2020 – Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, over 1700 children spread a little warmth towards General Practitioners in 853 Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPC) island-wide, by dedicating care packages to these frontline doctors. Singapore Kindness Movement convened the students of YMCA Student Care Centres (SCC), Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse, Little Footprints Preschool, Eshkol Valley and St. James’ Church Kindergarten, together with BETADINE® in the preparation of care packages.
Singapore Kindness Movement documented the children from various pre-schools and SSCs penning their well wishes on customisable Singa Appreciation Cards, as well as the distribution of the care packages, with each package containing 2 bottles of BETADINE® nasal sprays. Led by Eva Alemany-Chia, a 7-year old aspiring reporter, the online video sees her sending well wishes with Singa, the mascot of Singapore Kindness Movement, to Dr Stephen Tong of Bethesda Medical Centre.
The light-hearted video, where portions were filmed before the circuit breaker measures were implemented, conveys the wide-eyed innocence of these children, and their unfiltered views on the virus situation. Children from various pre-schools also expressed their gratitude to the doctors virtually through teleconference videos, when the circuit breaker measures were in place.
“We applaud the spirit behind this initiative, especially during these unprecedented times. The BETADINE® brand is about caring for yourself and others, and this initiative is a wonderful expression of that. We are proud to be associated with this special project and look forward to supporting others like this in the future” said Raman Singh, Mundipharma CEO.
For photos taken during the filming, please refer to this link.
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About Singapore Kindness Movement
Kindness is in everyone. The Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) wants to encourage everyone to start, show and share kindness. We aspire to inspire graciousness – one kind act at a time. By sparing a thought for the people around us, we hope to create a gracious society, and make life better for you and me. SKM is a non-government, non-profit organisation, as well as a registered charity and Institution of Public Character.
The BETADINE® range of products has been trusted around the world for over 60 years to prevent and treat infections, and provide daily care. It is a trusted brand among consumers at home to treat small wounds and grazes and sore throats, and for daily hygiene. This stops minor problems from escalating into big issues. In-vitro studies show that BETADINE® medicines that contain Povidone-Iodine kill a broad range of bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause infections, including antibiotic-resistant strains. BETADINE® has four main categories of products in Wound Care, Throat / Oral Care, Feminine Care and Personal Care.
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About SG United
SG United is a rallying call to all Singaporeans to work together, and be confident that we will overcome the challenges arising from the COVID-19 virus. Let us be socially responsible, to keep ourselves and others around us healthy. Let us speak up for hope and care, and stand against the negative. Let us care for and support one another, and appreciate the people who are keeping us safe.
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