Get a free health screening through the 'Selangor Saring' Program

1 Jun 2022

9:49 AM

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Individuals with frequent headaches, chest, stomach and urinary problems are advised to undergo a free health check-up through the 'Selangor Saring' Program.

The public health EXCO said the public could save cost as the initiative taken by the Selangor State Government is now offering the service for free, apart from the location of the program in each State Legislative Assembly (DUN).

“Health screenings outside are very expensive, not to mention the distance between the house and the hospital. So, immediately register yourself under the Selangor Saring program in the Langkah Masuk Dengan Selamat (SELangkah) application.

The program from May 22 to September 4 offers physical screening, blood and urine tests, eye, cervical and breast cancer, occult or colorectal fecal blood tests and prostate.

In a previous statement on May 13, Public Health Committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said health screenings allowed individuals to detect diseases and start treatment early, which improved their chances of recovery.

In the Selangor Budget 2022, she said the state allocated RM3.4mil for the programme that targeted some 39,000 beneficiaries.

“There are three categories of screening. Firstly, for non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease.

“Second category will be for cancer including colorectal, prostate, cervical and breast cancer.

“The last category will be for diseases related to eyes such as blindness, glaucoma and retinal disease,” she said.

Dr Siti Mariah said the state urged those with health risks and have not been diagnosed to register for the programme via Selangkah application starting May 16.

“Applicants are required to register their details. Successful applicants will be given a voucher for the health screening at a time and place, for free.

More information about the programme is available at selangorsaring.selangkah.my.

For details and enquiries, call 1-800-22-660 (Selcare), or visit https://drsitimariah.com/talian-suka/ and call the respective Sukarelawan Kesihatan Komuniti Selangor hotline.

 

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