In conjunction with the National Family Month, the state government has allocated RM220,000 to the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) for the execution of the mammogram and cervical cancer screening subsidy programme.
According to the State Executive Councillor for Women Development, Family and Community Welfare, Datuk Dr Wan Norashikin Wan Noordin, the programme is to encourage more women to go for mammogram screenings and human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA tests.
“It’s crucial for women to undergo early detection and prevention of the possibility of breast and/or cervical cancer,” she told reporters after launching the state-level National Family Month at Nur Sejahtera Clinic along Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar today (November 27).
“The subsidy programme which is at its second phase currently is projected to benefit 1,000 Perakean women who will get to go for free-of-charge screenings at LPPKN clinics and panel hospitals in the state.
“Those who would like to be registered under the subsidy may head to the clinic here,” Wan Norashikin mentioned.
Meanwhile, 200 baskets consisting of basic daily necessities were contributed to eight NGOs in the state.
“These baskets will then be distributed to the needy who were badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Hopefully, the contribution helps ease their burden in making ends meet,” Wan Norashikin expressed.
LPPKN Nur Sejahtera Clinic
Address: 137, Jalan Datuk Onn Jaafar, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh