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With increasing concerns over diseases like cancer and heart attacks, and rising healthcare costs, Abdul Kalam Vision Society organised a very meaningful Health Programme on 24 Feb 2024.

Led by AKVS members John Ramamoorthy and Melissa Soo, 100 over members, their families and friends, took part in the programme.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), major insurance provider AIA , collaborated with AKVS in the execution of the Programme.

A briefing on the current health situation in Singapore, particularly the high risk diseases. was given This infornation was found to be most useful, particularly to those who had not health check- ups.

This was followed by a briefing on the various monetry relief, in the form of insurance, can be accessed . Again, this was useful information ,which hitherto ,was not known to the participants. This was followed by samples of blood being taken for analysis. Follow- up would be consultations with doctors, if necessary.

Treated to a vegetarian meal, courtesy of Melissa, the participants went home with a knowledge of unanticipated health risks and how they can be handled.

On a personal note, if I had availed myself of such a programme six months ago, or earlier, i would have avoided a health challenge I had to face.

The AKVS/ AIA Health Screening Programme brings to my mind the inspiring words of Mother Teresa:

  • We all can’t do great things,
  • We all can do small things with great love.

Mr K Kesavapany
Former Ambassador, Singapore

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