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Bangka Health Office Offers Free Screening to Prevent Cancer

Bangka Health Office Offers Free Screening to Prevent Cancer (illustration: penyakitkanker)

SOUTH BANGKA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The South Bangka Health Office has offered free screenings in an effort to prevent the number of cancer patients in the community, especially women, 

Health Office of South Bangka Regency, Bangka Belitung Islands Province held a cervical cancer examination and free breast cancer simultaneously in all health centers in a series commemorating Kartini Day.

Head of South Bangka District Health Office, Supriadi explained, it hopes this free health service and examination can increase awareness of women in preventing cervical cancer and breast cancer.

On the commemoration of Kartini Day, the institute also held service of contraception contraception for free and socialize the implementation of clean and healthy lifestyle to the community.

"All health centers in South Bangka District carry out this activity simultaneously and the community is very enthusiastic to follow the free health service on this Kartini Day," said Supriadi.

Seeing the interest of the community, especially the high mothers, he said the free health service will continue until Saturday (22/4). "So the people who have not been examined are asked to come back tomorrow," said Supriadi, as quoted by Antara, Friday (21/04/2017).

In that activity his side also invited the village health centers at Rias and Tiram villages to join the Toboali Community Health Center. A total of 15 patients from Rias Village and 20 patients from the Tiram Village have arrived and immediately conducted the examination, as well as patients from Toboali residents are very enthusiastic about checking his health.

Supriadi hopes that people who have not done cervical health examination and breast immediately come to Toboali Health Center to be examined and protected from dangerous disease.

"Hopefully this activity will make people more concerned about health and family planning program goes well," he said.