For many of the 1.7 million Malaysians who have not gone for the free medical screening provided under a RM200mil government-funded programme, their excuse range from “not convenient” to procrastination.

“The voucher has been sitting on my keyboard for ages. I didn’t find the time to use it because my university offers a comprehensive health plan,” [...]

PETALING JAYA: About 40,000 workers have undergone free Health Screening Programme (HSP) medical check-ups provided by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) so far, its chief executive officer Datuk K. Selvarajah said.

He added that there was an increase in requests to redeem the vouchers from workers following the announcement that eligible workers would be given vouchers [...]