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SMCV Advocates for Preventive Healthcare in Celebration of the Hospital’s Second-Year Anniversary

Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) is celebrating their second-year anniversary with a community campaign, by encouraging more Malaysians to take sufficient preventive health measures to ensure a better quality of life.

In conjunction with the campaign, SMCV is putting a spotlight on heart and digestive health by offering affordable screening packages in those areas, as well as health screening packages and blood and tumour marker screenings. While much focus is currently on tackling the pandemic, other health issues remain prevalent in Malaysia – in 2020, it was reported that Ischaemic Heart Diseases remain the top cause of death in Malaysia, and digestive system diseases contribute to a significant amount of hospitalisations and fatalities.

SMCV Chief Executive Officer Derrick Chan shares, “The past two years have highlighted the importance of a good healthcare system, and we want to express our gratitude for the community’s continued support for us in the past two years. Moving forward, we are eager to continue innovating and improving on our services and its delivery to our patients, where their wellbeing is always a top priority. We hope that this year’s campaign will be effective in raising awareness on the importance of maintaining one’s health and provide more patients access to our services.”

Celebrating through giving

Acknowledging the need for patients to continue maintaining their health instead of allowing their symptoms to develop to a critical point, SMCV is also offering patients special price for Comprehensive Heart Screening Packages, and special prices for Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and Upper & Lower Gastrointestinal Packages.

For these, patients are advised to consult on their necessity with SMCV’s respective consultants to ensure that they are required to undergo such screenings in accordance with their own health conditions. These preventive health packages are designed to help patients identify any pre-existing health conditions that they may not be aware of, or simply for patients to do thorough checks and follow ups on various organs in the body, which is all the more crucial in these times.

Dr Foo Yoke Loong, Consultant Cardiologist from SMCV states, “With the pandemic being a large source of worry for many, it can be easy for them to disregard their health and choose to wait until things feel safer. However, data has shown that there is a rise in patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, which puts them at risk of getting heart attacks, stroke and kidney failure. I would advise everyone to do a yearly health check-up to detect these conditions earlier and prevent further damages. There is no right or wrong time to go for a health screening, but prevention is always better than cure. Remember to stay safe and stay healthy.”

SMCV is also introducing a Health Screening Package where individuals can purchase two packages with a special rate on the second package.

Keeping in line with the theme of twos, SMCV is also offering a combined blood screening and tumour marker test for just RM222. This package, as well as the Health Screening packages are available for purchase via SMCV’s website, sunmedvelocity.com.my/en/promotion, so patients need not head to the hospital to make their purchase and book an appointment. These packages will be available for purchase throughout September and will be valid until 31 December 2021.

Providing post Covid-19 support

SMCV has also rolled out a Post Covid-19 Recovery Care Package for individuals who still experience long Covid-19 symptoms such as shortness of breath, headaches, persistent cough and chest tightness amongst others. The package covers a wide range of screening that will be conducted at SMCV’s Health Screening Centre which includes a Full Blood Count (FBC), Liver Function Profile, Chest X-Ray, Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) and a full consultation and report. Patients must be at least 18 days after the positive report date or one week after discharge to carry out the screening tests.

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