On 23 March 2014, our mobile mammogram team made their way to Hospital Jerantut to perform a community service by extending mammogram services to the folks in this district.
The mammogram trailer was parked right at the entrance of the hospital and during this four-day event, the programme played host to folks of all races from the surrounding areas. Besides providing mammogram services, the event also showcased MAKNA’s exhibition on cancer awareness. The response was overwhelming; people kept streaming in into the exhibition area unabatedly. Among the different ethnic groups, the local Chinese women topped as the highest mammogram recipients, followed by the Malays and then Indians. Altogether, there were 173 participants who were screened.
Our staff were busy all day long attending to queries on all aspects of cancer and mammograms. To the best of their knowledge and ability, they maintained connection with the crowd, and even answering technical questions in Chinese when the need arose.
With the very hot weather experienced nowadays, the challenge of being outdoors and remaining under the sun for a long spell can be very daunting. However, under the unrelenting heat, spurred by a sense of dedication and duty, our staff delivered accordingly. Indeed, they actually felt privileged to serve such a big and enthusiastic turnout.
Since we began with our mammogram services, sponsoring these mammograms as part of employee benefits has been adopted by certain companies. Some companies have even gone a step further by sponsoring the mammograms for rural folks who cannot afford them. If you are interested to know more, you may contact Ms Malathi at 03-21629178, ext 143 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org