to new reports, the haze would occur again in the later
part of this year and it is predicted that the situation
would be worsened as there would be a more serious El-Nino
this year. The weather would be drier than before because
of it. Hence, it would be essential for the government
and the public to be very prepared for it with the following.
- Every family in the affected countries should be made
available to a haze-combating kit, consisting of an air
purifier, masks, vitamin pills and a booklet containing
- Doctors from all over the countries affected by the
haze situation can come together to compile and publish
a booklet that contains the symptoms that people with
health conditions should look out for during the haze
situation to check whether their health status is worsening
or not. It should also provide advice on how the people
should react if they diagnose themselves to such symptoms.
- A group of doctors from the countries affected by the
haze can also come together to form a network of clinics
with specially trained medical staff to screen patients
with health conditions worsened by the haze situation.
These clinics would then be the centre of treatment during
the haze period. The contact information of these clinics
should be posted on somewhere accessible for everyone
¡ª a complete portal that public can access all information
related to haze. They can also book appointments in advance
with the doctors ¡ª this would reduce waiting time.
- A set of action plan can be developed as a joint effort
by the countries affected by the haze.
- The government should educate the citizens from
young about what they should do; how they should respond
when the air quality reaches different levels of healthiness.
The media authority can be employed to convey the
message to the public on how they should respond when
the air quality reaches different levels of health
- Subsistence farmers can be educated on other simple
and more efficient ways to clear land. Funding from
different charitable organizations can be used to
purchase the necessary land-clearing machinery (bulldozers,
excavators) for the farmers to clear the land by cutting
down the trees without polluting the air. The wood
can then be sold and the revenue earned can be added
to the income of the farmers to support their families
and also to pay for upgrade of the machineries.