//
you're reading...
Uncategorized

Preventing Cervical Cancer. MS Students get HPV shots.


ABOUT 190 female students from Maktab Sains received their first dose of HPV vaccination yesterday at the as a preventive step against cervical cancer. In the programme it was led by Hjh Siti Mariam Hj Mohd Jaafar, Depty Permanent Secretary at MoH.

Cervical cancer is the most common symptoms of cervical cancer. Treatment usually consists of surgery in early stages, and chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy in more advanced stages of the disease. All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over age 30.

According to Director of Health Services Dr Hjh Maslina Hj Mohsin, the aim of the programme is to prevent cervical cancer related problems in the future.

We should be so grateful for His Majesty’s government. Each shot costs about $200. In this case its free. So far 5000 injections have been given since last November. That is $1,000,00 in total cost given for free to teh Bruneian Society to prevent the disease!

One of the students who got the first dose of the vaccination yesterday, 14-year-old Vanessa Sirup, said that “It is very beneficial (for MoH to offer the vaccination programme) because some people do not have the transport to go to the vaccination centre or the time. It is better for them (MoH) to come to us,”.

Hazel Lim Sheau Shiuan, 15, Year 10 student said that with the vaccination, it was a case of prevention is better than cure. She also appreciates Health Ministry’s efforts in offering the vaccination for free, which otherwise would cost $200 for non-citizens or non-permanent resident female students.

The shots will be given in 3 different stages. The 2nd shot will be given one month after the first dose and the third dose six months after the first dose.

Abdul Malik Omar
Reporter
The AMO Times
theamotimes@gmail.com
The AMO Times is ©2011 copyright has exclusively given permission for it to be displayed on this website.
Copyright infringement is a criminal offense.

Get more from The AMO Times. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to get more news that matters to you. Share this article today and help support local media industry.

Advertisements

About The AMO Times

linkd.in/1eYjX0H

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The AMO Times

Brunei Enterprise

InvestVine

Medium

Be one step ahead of what's going around in Brunei by joining our 1100+ strong subscribers today.

Join 1,481 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: