By Sheeda Fathil
BANGI, June 18 — About 300 individuals participated in the Selangor Saring free health screening programme in Dengkil state constituency at Dewan Komuniti Seksyen 4, Bandar Baru Bangi, here today.
Sungai Ramal Community Service Centre welfare officer Abdul Rahman Ahmad Munawar said the programme held from 9am to 4pm received encouraging responses from individuals of various ages.
“The participants are not only senior citizens but young people too as they do not want to let go of the opportunity to undergo screening to find out about their health status.
“In fact, many praised it and hope that this programme can be continued in the future,” said when met by Selangorkini.
He said the people in Selangor should take the opportunity to undergo the screening because its cost is higher if done elsewhere.
“I was made to understand that the state government has allocated RM600 for each participant who undergoes the screening process today. Therefore, take the opportunity to go for Selangor Saring because it is free,” he said.
The state government has allocated RM3.4 million for Selangor Saring, which is expected to benefit up to 39,000 people, particularly those with a family history of ailments, obese individuals, or those leading unhealthy lifestyles.
The programme, which will run until September 4, offers physical screenings including blood and urine, eyes, breasts and cervical tests, as well as colorectal and prostate tests.
This week, the free health screening programme is held in five state constituencies, with today in Dengkil and Sungai Ramal constituencies, while tomorrow it will be held in the Sungai Pelek, Pandan Indah and Teratai constituencies.