INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATE SPONSORS JOIN IN TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY CARE SECTOR’S COVID-19 FIGHT
Individuals and corporate organisations are playing a part in supporting the Community Care sector in its fight against COVID-19. The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) has received over $5 million in cash and in-kind support from more than 20 sponsors to date, including Business China, Temasek Foundation and Singapore Pools. This includes over $2 million in cash sponsorship, as well as items ranging from hand sanitisers to pulse oximeters worth over $3 million.
2. “Since the start of the pandemic, Community Care providers have been stepping up infection control and precautionary measures, as well as implementing new ways to deliver care more safely. The support from the sponsors serves to not only enhance our partners’ ongoing efforts, but is also a boost to our morale knowing that the larger community is with us in this fight,” said Mr Tan Kwang Cheak, AIC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
3. Among the sponsors, Business China was the latest organisation to come on board with a cash sponsorship of $500,000. “Our seniors are the most vulnerable in this pandemic and we must do our best to protect them,” shared Ms Tin Pei Ling, Business China’s CEO. “We are glad to have rallied our network of prominent Chinese business leaders to show their solidarity with Singapore by contributing to AIC’s effort in supporting our eldercare sector.”
4. The desire to play a part in supporting those vulnerable in the current pandemic and standing together as a nation was echoed by other sponsors. Chairman of Temasek Foundation Cares, Mr Richard Magnus said, “The current pandemic has affected all segments of our society with the vulnerable groups being most at risk. We are grateful for the opportunity to support the community in need. In addition to hand sanitisers and medical equipment like oximeters and thermal scanners to community hospitals and eldercare providers, Temasek Foundation also provided additional support by providing beds and bedding sets to nursing homes. This contribution is part of Temasek Foundation’s ‘Stay Prepared’ initiative to build the resilience of Singaporeans and it also complements the Government’s actions and plans to keep Singapore safe and healthy. As we stay prepared together as a community, we can defeat the virus and emerge stronger and more resilient.”
5. “With the disruption to many Singaporeans caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore Pools is grateful for the opportunity to support our seniors and the Community Care sector. As a company for Community Purpose and Benefit, Singapore Pools will continue to stand together with fellow Singaporeans and uplift the vulnerable communities as our nation soldiers on in its fight against this global health crisis,” stated Singapore Pools’ CEO, Mr Lam Chee Weng.
6. AIC has been encouraged by the show of support for the Community Care sector amid this unprecedented period. “We would like to encourage like-minded individuals and corporates to come onboard and join their peers in supporting the Community Care providers’ ongoing efforts to provide better and safer care for seniors,” shared Mr Tan.
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The Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) aims to create a vibrant care community for people to live well and age gracefully. AIC coordinates and supports efforts in integrating care to achieve the best care outcomes for our clients. We reach out to caregivers and seniors with information on staying active and ageing well, and connect people to services they need. We support stakeholders in their efforts to raise the quality of care, and also work with health and social care partners to provide services for the ageing population. Our work in the community brings care services and information closer to those in need. For more about us, please visit https://www.aic.sg/