Health screenings reveal many have chronic diseases
8 April, 2012 Leave a comment
Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said 25% of 317,766 people who went for a health screening in government clinics and hospitals found out they had conditions such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
“It is an alarming figure,” he said after launching the Star Health Fair at the MidValley Exhibition Centre here yesterday.
However, he said most of those who discovered they were suffering from such diseases were over 30 years old.
Liow said it would be difficult to provide free health screening to all Malaysians.