Complementary health screening for PERKESO contributors

"For workers who want to check eligibility and make a HSP health screening, they can register by downloading the SEHATi (HEALTHY) mobile app," as shared in the organisation's statement.

Malaysia's Social Security Organisation (PERKESO, also known as SOCSO) has re-implemented complementary health screening for specific segments of contributors in Malaysia, effective 1 June 2022.

This is a throwback to its health screening programme (HSP) that was launched in 2013, which was also temporarily suspended from 1 April 2020 to 31 May 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its comeback is part of the organisation's effort to stay on course with Malaysia's endemic efforts, and to offer a "next level" of care for employee health.

According to PERKESO's statement, the HSP aims to "foster awareness and early prevention, as well as assist in the detecting non-communicable diseases (NCDs), reduce the risk of disabilities & early deaths" among workers who contribute to organisation.

It should be noted that the HSP is open to two categories of workers:

  • Those with citizenship who are aged 40 years and above, and who contribute to PERKESO under the disability scheme.
  • Those workers between the age of 30 and 39 who have been confirmed to have health risks.

"For workers who want to check eligibility and make a HSP health screening, they can register by downloading the SEHATi (HEALTHY) mobile app," as shared in the statement.

Other functions that the SEHATi app brings is the ability to manage health screening appointments and online advisory services, as well as to health screening records and settlement of payments directly to medical facilities such as clinics, laboratories, and mammogram centres.

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