Selangor Journal
Participants of the Selangor Saring free health screening programme registering themselves at Dewan Komuniti Kampung Batu 9 in Hulu Langat, on June 26, 2022. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

Young age proves to be no barrier for SPM student, others at Selangor Saring

By Mustakim Ramli

HULU LANGAT, June 26 — Youth is no deterrence for a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) graduate who chose to participate in the Selangor Saring free health screening programme organised by the state government today.

Mohd Izz Zikry Hakimi Mohd Rashdy, 18, said even though he is still young, that is no guarantee of good health.

Mohd Izz Zikry Hakimi Mohd Rashdy.

“We will not know if we do not check as there could be a life-threatening illness, hence why I came today.

“Besides, I am also continuing my studies so it is better to have myself examined early on and be aware of my health levels as a form of preparation,” he said.

Meanwhile senior citizen Raihan Abdullah, 62, said he has managed to save up to RM300 via Selangor Saring.

Prior to this, he did his health screenings at a private clinic every six months, and admitted that Selangor Saring has helpd him others to save.

“Every time I do the screening I have to pay RM300, and even that is not in full. But if I do everything through Selangor Saring, the screening is worth at least RM500, so whoever does not come to do the screenings will lose.

“For example, if our car is maintained every 5,000 to 10,000 km, then our body must also be screened within a certain period,” Raihan told SelangorKini during the programme at the Kampung Batu 9 Community Hall earlier today.

For housewife, Josephine, 37, the notification on the SELangkah app informed her about the programme.

Josephine.

“As soon as I found out, I immediately registered as I have a kidney stone problem and I wanted to know my status.

“I am worried that may be other issues, so with no fee being charged for the programme, it is a loss if the opportunity is not taken,” she said.

The state government has allocated RM3.4 million to ensure the success of Selangor Saring, which would benefit 39,000 people, particularly those with a family medical history, obesity, or an unhealthy lifestyle.

Physical screening, blood and urine tests, eye, cervical and breast cancer, occult or colorectal faecal blood testing, and prostate tests are all available during the programme until September 4.

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