Selangor Journal
A Selcare Clinic health officer administering the Covid-19 test on a participant at the free community screening at Dewan Seri Sekinchan, Sabak Bernam, on June 10, 2021. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

Rural folks’ participation in Covid-19 community screenings satisfactory

By Mustakim Ramli

SABAK BERNAM, June 11 — The last round of the free Covid-19 community screenings programme in Sekinchan and Sungai Air Tawar under the second phase of the initiative that ended yesterday saw participants attendance exceeding the initial registration.

Selcare Clinic manager Mohd Noor Md Nasir said although the number of attendance was not as high as in other urban locations, it was considered satisfactory for rural areas.

“A total of 461 individuals attended at the Sekinchan state constituency as of 12 noon, exceeding the pre-registration number of 280 individuals, while in the Sungai Air Tawar state constituency, a total of 130 individuals came, exceeding the pre-registration number of 85 individuals.

“Most of the participants are senior citizens and we are satisfied with the cooperation of the rural folks during the screenings programme,” he said when met at Dewan Seri Sekinchan here yesterday.

Earlier, Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari also spent time visiting the screenings programme.

Selangor has held the mass screening operation throughout its 56 state constituencies beginning May 8 until yesterday.

As of last Tuesday, a total of 95,561 samples were taken using the Antigen Rapid Test Kit (RTK-Ag), out of which 3,330 are suspected positive Covid-19.

More than 100,000 Selangor people have attended the free Covid-19 community screenings organised by the state government since it was introduced last year.

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