The only opposition party with seats in Parliament, Workers’ Party (WP), mobilised its grassroots volunteers to knock on doors to check on residents in 15 blocks of flats in the affected cluster in Bedok North Ave 3 and St 3.
More than 40 volunteers led by parliamentarians Sylvia Lim, Png Eng Huat, Faisal Manap, Low Thia Khiang, Chen Show Mao and Daniel Goh, participated in this exercise on 1 Sep at about 7.30pm. Other party leaders, Pritam Singh, Dennis Tan and Leon Perera, were overseas on work trips and so could not participate in the outreach the political party explained. The party called the reachout ‘Operation Kaki Bukit’.
The grassroots volunteers advised residents about the symptoms and spread of the virus and collected information on vulnerable persons. They handed out flyers to inform residents that the opposition-run Town Council would be conducting urgent floor-to-floor fogging of the common corridor and general area today. They also gave out NEA brochures on Dengue and Zika and the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout.
WP said that they could sense that the residents appreciated the combined efforts by government agencies, town councils, MPs, volunteers and grassroots. WP said that it will continue with the control measures and outreach efforts to fight Zika.
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