Temasek Foundation to distribute free bottle of mouth gargle to all households

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Mouth gargle for collection via registration. (PHOTO: Temasek Foundation)
Mouth gargle for collection via registration. (PHOTO: Temasek Foundation)

SINGAPORE — Temasek Foundation is offering every Singapore household a free bottle of mouth gargle, which is effective against a wide range of germs, including those that cause sore throat.

It said in a media release on Thursday (21 October) that the mouth gargle will be distributed in two tracks:

  • Registration and self-collection: Residents who wish to collect a 250ml bottle on behalf of their households must register online from 15 November to 10 December, using their Singapore Power (SP) residential water bill account. Self-collection will take place from 22 November to 12 December. Should demand exceed expectations, a second round of self-collection may take place after the Chinese New Year season.

  • Singapore Post delivery: SingPost will deliver an additional small 125ml bottle to each letter box of one- to four-room HDB households, starting from Monday till 19 November. Household members may download the SingPost mobile app to track the delivery status of this additional bottle.

The self-collection method is open to all Singapore residential households with an SP residential water bill account number. Residents may register and collect on behalf of family members and friends, as long as they have their SP residential water bills, and booking confirmation email or WhatsApp message.

This latest initiative follows earlier moves by the Temasek Foundation to distribute free face masks, hand sanitisers, and oximeters for Singapore residents or households.

INFOGRAPHIC: Temasek Foundation
INFOGRAPHIC: Temasek Foundation

How to use the mouth gargle

The mouth gargle can be used up to four times daily if one feels a sore throat coming, or for general oral hygiene. 

The following individuals should consult a doctor before using the mouth gargle: pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, those below six years of age, thoseallergic to povidone-iodine (PVP-I) or iodine products, and those having thyroid issues, or are using products containing mercury.

Consult a doctor immediately if there is any discomfort or allergic reaction when using the mouth gargle, or when the sore throat or other symptoms persist for more than two days.

More information on the mouth gargle initiative and other upcoming distributions can be found at the Stay Prepared website or Temasek Foundation Facebook page.

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