PERKESO's Panel Clinic & Panel Mammogram Screening Centre

01-08-2015

We are pleased to inform you that DAMAI SPECIALIST HOSPITAL is currently PERKESO's Panel Clinic & Panel Mammogram Screening Centre.

What is PERKESO Health Screening Programme?
It's a free health screening tests for private sector workers above the age of 40. The health screening is only eligible for SOCSO contributors who are above 40 years old. The Screening is aimed at detecting non-communicable diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Vouchers:
The first voucher is for standard screening which consists of physical examination, consultation, blood test, urine test, and Pap smear (for women) and the second voucher is solely for mammogram screening.

Before you proceed for your health screening, it is advisable to go through the following guide:

1)      Blood test preparation:

  • You are required to fast before having a blood test.
  • Do not eat or drink anything (except water) for at least 12 hours before you go to the panel clinic.
  • Do not smoke, chew gum or exercise
  • After the specimen is collected, you may resume normal diet.
  • Most people find it convenient to stop eating and drinking in the evening and to arrive at the panel clinic in the next morning.

2)      Pap Smear preparation:

  • The best time to have a pap smear is when you are not menstruating.
  • 2 days prior to the test, avoid intercourse, douches, vaginal medications (except as directed by your doctor), vaginal contraceptives such as birth control foam, cream or jellies.

3)      Mammogram preparation:

  • Schedule the test for a time when your breasts are likely to be tender. Usually during the week after your menstruation period.
  • Avoid using deodorant, lotions, powders, cream or perfumes under your arms or on your breast as metallic particles could be visible on your mammogram and cause confusion.
  • Consider an over the counter pain medication if you find that having a mammogram is uncomfortable.

For more information or Appointment, Please contact our general line 088 222 922 Ext. 205/206 (Sylvia), 143/147 (PR/Marketing Team)