SOME 200 units of glucometers will be donated to poor diabetic patients and single mothers in Perak and Sabah.
The equipment was presented to the Perak Health Department in a programme organised by non-governmental organisations MyHeart and MyFundAction.
MyHeart chairman Dr Ahmad Luqman Ahmad Shuhaili said the medical devices would help recipients monitor their blood sugar level.
“We target the two groups to help them enjoy a quality lifestyle through early healthcare,” he said in a presentation ceremony.
“The patients will also be given counselling on the disease and how to use the device.
“We hope to create awareness among the public as early as possible,” he added.
The programme costs about RM20,000 in the early stages, with priority given to those in the B40 group and rural areas.
The devices will be distributed to the recipients at health clinics.
The programme is expected to be expanded to Selangor and Kuala Lumpur in the future.
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