Free Hep B screening for 1,000 needy as part of first liver disease awareness week
FROM the coming Monday to Saturday, some 1,000 needy people aged 50 and up will get free screenings for Hepatitis B.
Those who test positive will get a free liver scan at a public hospital, and be referred for further care if necessary.
The programme is run by the Hepatopancreatobiliary Association of Singapore, a group of medical specialists across disciplines and from both public and private hospitals who are interested in liver diseases.
Those to be screened are on public assistance and have been selected by grassroots groups at four community centres - Cheng San, Queenstown, Taman Jurong and Kreta Ayer - said association president Stephen Chang of the National University Hospital.