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Participants of the Free PCR HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Screening during the registration process at Dewan Komuniti MBPJ Damansara Damai, Petaling Jaya, on February 13, 2022. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

MB: Selangor sets aside RM3.4 mln for free health screening initiative

SHAH ALAM, May 14 — The Selangor government has allocated RM3.4 million for the Selangor Screening programme (Selangor Saring), which is a free health screening initiative for the people in the state.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the programme would benefit some 39,000 people, especially those in the high-risk groups such as those having a family health history, overweight and adopting an unhealthy lifestyle.

“Some of the focus include screening for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, glaucoma, and others.

“The registration has been made easy through the SELangkah application,” he said on Twitter today.

Registrations are open from May 16 (Monday).

Yesterday, state executive councillor for public health Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said that the applicants are required to complete an initial screening form upon registration to identify their background and risk factors before being given a voucher for the screening service.

The RM3.4 million had been allotted in the 2022 Selangor Budget for the people to undergo health checks as a form of early intervention, which could increase the chances of recovery.

For further information, visit selangorsaring.selangkah.my, or contact the Selcare hotline at 1-800-22-6600 or the Selangor Community Health Volunteers via https://drsitimariah.com/talian-suka.

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