Socso reports an average of 63 NCD cases everyday

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KUCHING, June 2: Social Security Organisation (Socso) reports an average of 63 cases related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) everyday.

Malaysian Deputy Minister of Human Resources Mustapha Sakmud said last year’s statistics showed that 23,174 contributors experienced disability or died due to NCDs.

He also said Socso’s Health Screening Programme (HSP) analysis for the year 2022 found that 42 per cent of workers were obese, 14.1 per cent had diabetes, 27.9 per cent had high blood pressure, and 61.2 per cent had high cholesterol.

“As the Malay proverb says, prevent before it gets worse, so health screening can help individuals detect diseases at an early stage, then take steps to control the disease and avoid more serious complications that will certainly involve very high treatment costs,” he said when officiating Socso’s HSP 3.0 in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

The HSP 3.0 implemented in collaboration with UEM Edgenta Berhad, offers free health screening for Socso contributors with a more comprehensive scope of health testing.

The programme has commenced from May 16 until Dec 31 this year and it targets over 2.2 million Socso insured workers aged 40 to 59, including those who have undergone the previous HSP. — DayakDaily