MMA Health Carnival on Saturday



KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 – The public can get free basic health check-ups and screening during the Health Carnival 2020 organised by the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) on Saturday (Jan 18).

In a statement today, MMA said the carnival, to be held from 8 am to 5 pm in 11 states, includes health talks, a blood donation drive, Zumba, a lucky draw and fun activities for kids. Physiotherapy and CPR demonstrations will also be held.

"The health carnival is being held in an effort to reach, in particular, those in the B40 and M40 groups in the prevention of diseases that can be costly to treat," MMA president Dr N. Ganabaskaran said.

The initiative is supported by the Health Ministry, Finance Ministry, Communications and Multimedia Ministry, and the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry along with several sponsors, media partners and non-governmental organisations.

The event will be held in Melaka, Negeri  Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Johor, Perak, Kedah, Terengganu and Selangor.

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