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Published: Thursday January 24, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 22, 2013 MYT 3:32:52 PM

Socso to launch free health screening for workers over 40

MALACCA: A total of 1.9 million employees aged 40 and above will enjoy the Health Screening Program (HSP) introduced by Social Security Organisation (Socso), starting this year.

Socso’s deputy chief executive (operations), Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed, said the programme was aimed at enhancing the health status of workers.

He said HSP was an effort to identify employees facing risks of non-communicable diseases apart from promoting a healthy lifestyle among workers.

“Employees will receive vouchers that will be distributed via their respective Human Resource departments in stages, starting from January, where the employees can attend health screening at selected Socso panel clinics.

“So far, we have 750 private clinics that have registered with us nationwide and 250 are still awaiting approval,” he said adding that Socso was targeting the participation of nearly 3,000 private clinics to make the programme successful.

Mohammed Azman was speaking to the media after the HSP Briefing Programme at Malacca Sosco headquarters here, recently.

Also present was the organisation’s state director, V. Mohanadas.

Mohammed Azman said employees with vouchers could undergo screening for haemoglobin levels, glucose, cholesterol and urine checks to prevent diseases related to diabetes, hypertension, stroke and cancer at any early stage.

For women, he said they would get two additional screenings on mammograms and pap smear tests.

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