ONE-STOP SERVICE: King launches Mobile Health Screening project for rural folk
ALOR STAR: MORE than 10,000 people from all walks of life thronged the Karnival Amal Hari Penyayang at Darulaman Stadium here recently.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah launched the three-day carnival which was organised by the Sultanah Bahiyah Foundation (YSB).
During the event, the King joined in the aerobic programme before flagging off a charity cycling and running competition. He also took part in the walkathon under the VIP category.
Also present during the event were Sultan of Kedah Council of Regency chairman Datuk Seri Tunku Annuar Sultan Badlishah, YSB chairman and council member Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz, and Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak.
The carnival was organised to generate RM1 million in donations to help finance health checks for the needy in the state as well as to educate people on the importance of maintaining good health.
During the event, the King also launched the Mobile Health Screening project, a portable one-stop health check centre that would be moving around the rural areas to provide free medical examination.
Tunku Intan Safinaz said the bus would be visiting the villages around the state, giving the villagers easy access to health examination.
"Services provided through this programme include checks on blood pressure and cholesterol, urine test and counselling," she said.