KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 – The Selangor state government will be conducting a statewide screening programme as part of efforts to detect non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other chronic diseases in the community at early stages.
Under the Selangor 2022 Budget, the state government has allocated RM3.4 million for the Selangor Screening Programme, which is expected to benefit up to 39,000 recipients in all 56 of the state’s constituencies.
Selangor state public health committee chairperson Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said the screening programme covers three disease categories:
- Category A: NCDs, such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease.
- Category B: Cancer, including colorectal, prostate, cervical, and breast cancers.
- Category C: Eye-related diseases, such as myopia (nearsightedness), glaucoma, and retinal disorders.
“The state government calls on Selangor residents who have risk factors (such as family history, overweight, unhealthy lifestyle) as well as those who have not been verified by a doctor to have the disease to register for the Selangor Screening Programme,” Dr Siti Mariah said.
Registrations can be made through the SELangkah application from May 16, 2022.
Each applicant is required to complete an initial screening form during the registration process which aims to identify the background as well as risk factors of the applicant. Eligible individuals will receive a voucher to undergo a health screening at no charge at a designated location and date.
Further information on the Selangor Screening Programme can be found here.
Applicants can contact the Selcare hotline at 1-800-22-6600 or the Selangor Community Health Volunteers (SUKA) hotline on any issues related to registration.