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Singapore: With Your Second-Hand iPhone and These New Healthcare Apps, Singaporean Seniors Have a Lifeline


Why build new hardware when the world is full of amazing iPhones and Android devices?” With that idea, one civic-minded startup in Singapore is building specialist apps for senior citizens that will then be given to elderly folks on donated phones. Called Project Silverline, it’s launching a crowdfunding campaign today on Indiegogo that’s aiming to raise US$50,000. Essentially, Silverline is a suite of healthcare and personal safety apps (pictured below) that are made with seniors in mind, with large icons and clear, simple text. Among the five current apps are ‘Connect’, which is a replacement fo
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Singapore: SGH Honours Those who Use CPR to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims


Singapore: Mr Kelvin Lee was participating in a treasure hunt with some friends on Sentosaisland in June last year when he suddenly collapsed while crossing the road. His friends thought he was playing a prank on them but when he did not respond, they panicked. Sentosa beach patrol officer Muhammad Yazid, 28, who was on duty, rushed over to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use the automated external defibrillator (AED). By the time an ambulance arrived, the 32-year-old had regained a normal heartbeat.
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Singapore: Outstanding Volunteers Recognised at SRC Awards Ceremony


Singapore: The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) recognised its most committed volunteers on May 22 Wednesday.The inaugural Singapore Red Cross Awards ceremony was presided over by the society's patron,President Tony Tan Keng Yam.All the volunteers who were recognised have consistently put in years or even decades of service, and made their mark through local and international disaster response, fundraising, or blood donation. Dr Tan toured a showcase of the best of voluntary services rendered by the Red Cross.Those featured included ‘First Aider on Wheels', a team that patrols parts of East Coast Park, and TransportAid, a transport service wh
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Singapore: 800 Take Part in Fire Drill


Mr Zhang Guohui was waiting in line at the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Services Centre at about 3.30pm on Monday when the loud, shrill alarm went off."I was startled and I didn't know what was happening at first," said Mr Zhang, 34, a Chinese national who works as a construction worker here. "The fire wardens explained to me what was going on, and they were very patient and calm. No one panicked," said Mr Zhang in Mandarin. "I came down to make some inquiries about my work permit, but I understand this exercise is for everyone's safety." About 800 people were involved in the drill, which was organised by the National Fire and Civil Emergency
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Singapore: Singapore Red Cross Launches Nationwide First Aid Training Program


Singapore: The Singapore Red Cross has launched a nationwide first aid training program called Elder First Aid Course for caregivers of the elderly and stroke and diabetic patients, local TV Channel NewsAsia reported on September 14 Saturday.Participants will learn basic first aid techniques such as CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), the Heimlich manoeuvre and bandaging, as well as preventive first aid and safety tips like how to prevent strokes and falls. The program was launched by MP, Associate Professor Fatimah Abdul Lateef, on September 14 Saturday.Fatimah said "The launch of the targeted first aid programs for the vulnerable groups o
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