Sunday, 27 January 2013

Socso sends free health check vouchers to members

Socso has completed the process of sending out free health screening vouchers to the 1.9 million eligible members, its deputy chief executive officer (operations) Datuk Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said.

Those who have not received the vouchers should contact Socso’s hotlines at 03-4252 1258/03-4252 4475/76 and  03-4252 5089, or the nearest Socso office, he said.

Socso has also completed briefing all general practitioners participating in the scheme.

The free health screening test for private sector workers above the age of 40 was announced under the 2013 Budget.

“Socso has allocated RM200mil for the scheme which has just begun, and will be in full swing by Feb 1,” Mohammed Azman said in an interview.

The screening is aimed at detecting non-communicable diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

It would include physical examination, full blood profile and urine test.

For the women, there will be an additional pap smear test and mammogram.

Mohammed Azman said the screening would be an ongoing exercise as those reaching the age of 40 would be eligible for the vouchers.

MTUC has congratulated Socso over the implementation of the scheme within four months of its announcement.


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