A Karnival Kesihatan Kanak-Kanak (4K) was recently organised at MBSA Hall, Kemuning Utama, Shah Alam. This health event for kids and their families was jointly organised by Persatuan Sahabat Harapan Selangor and the State Health, Welfare, Women and Family Empowerment Committee led by Y.B. Puan Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud.
Free and easy access to health check-ups for children is the first and crucial step to raise awareness and understanding among parents with regard to their children’s health and development progress. The health screenings by DoctorOnCall for children encompasses growth plotting, developmental milestones, visual and colour blindness test and autism screening. In addition to children-specific screenings, adults were also offered blood pressure checks, diabetes and body weight assessment.
The Karnival Kesihatan Kanak-Kanak programme received a warm welcome from residents of all ages around the area. In addition to health screenings, they were also able to consult a doctor directly on-site or online via DoctorOnCall’s platform. Participants expressed their appreciation for this programme as it allows them to gain health information and advice for free and conveniently.
Y.B. Puan Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud, Chairman of the State Health, Welfare, Women and Family Empowerment Committee who is also Selangor State Legislative Assembly for Seri Serdang, was present during the event to meet the participants and promote this health awareness program to the local community.
DoctorOnCall is an online clinic with qualified doctors offering consultation services on frequent occurring illnesses such as coughs, colds, fever, skin problems like blind scabs and others. Medicines will be sent directly to the patient after consultation if it is considered necessary by the doctor. Website visitors also have the opportunity to ask a doctor regarding health problems on the forum site via www.DoctorOnCall.com.my/tanya.
Apart from the annual medical benefit of RM500 per family, Peduli Sihat members will also be entitled for a free vaccine injection of up to RM180. There is no limit on the treatments for members so that they will have access to basic treatment for all types of illness. An insightful and encouraging response received to the scheme has shown that the people of Selangor are very concerned about basic healthcare and healthy lifestyle.
There are 2 categories of Peduli Sihat Schemes. Category A is for families with a household income of RM3,000 and below per month while Category B is for individuals 21 years and over earning RM1,500 and below per month. This scheme can be utilised by 250,000 families or approximately more than 2 million Malaysians with a household income of RM3000 and below. For more information about this scheme, visit https://pedulisihat.com/.
Through this scheme, Peduli Sihat members can obtain free access to healthcare services through selected panel clinics including DoctorOnCall. For more information, please visit www.DoctorOnCall.com.my or call +60-3-84082000.