Talks on genital diseases in KK
KOTA KINABALU: Talks on Male and Female Genital Diseases will be held during Rotary Healthcare 2017 on Sept 22.
“Rotary Healthcare 2017”, a project jointly carried out by nine Rotary Clubs in Kota Kinabalu, will address the perception that the public has on diseases like prostate cancer and others related to the genitals.
The talks will be held from 10am to 4pm on ground floor atrium of Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, courtesy of Suria Sabah Management, according to Events and Promotion manager, Tan Kim Hong.
Tan said they had been working closely for many years with Rotary Clubs in sponsoring and holding various talks or seminars at their venue for the benefit of the public.
“We are more than happy to host this venue to the clubs as they are creating awareness on health issue to the public. I hope more members of the public will take this opportunity to come and listen to the sharing about healthcare by these specialists.
“Since 22nd September is a public holiday (Awal Muharam), I expect more will turn out to this event,” said Tan, adding that they (in the private sector) also played their part in doing Corporate Social Responsibility to the community.
“It is crucial to have some knowledge of certain prevailing diseases that besets modern society today. It is essential to be aware of the state of one’s health from time to time especially on the diseases that are affecting the re-productive system.”
Organising chairman, Dr. Ravi Mandalam, is hopeful that that through the talks, the perception of the public on the genital diseases would change.
This year’s theme is ‘Male and Female Genital Cancer’.
“Many are not willing to talk about it or even share it to their doctor due to shyness and reluctance. As a result, they suffer silently encountering the pain by themselves. And due to that, they are not able to receive proper treatment.,” said Dr. Ravi.
“I give an example of cancer of the penis, it is more of a question of hygiene, whether the men are washing their genital properly while taking bath or not. By taking great care of your own hygiene, will greatly reduce the chances of contracting all these diseases.
“So, with the talks we are coordinating, I hope members of the public are able to grasp certain degree of knowledge, information hence they have better understanding on the diseases related to genital and re-productive system,” he disclosed.
Currently the president of Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu, Ravi headed the project and worked closely with Rotary Club of Tanjung Aru led by its president Dato Stanley Tee, with seven other clubs assisting, namely Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu South, Rotary Club of Likas Bay, Rotary Club of Luyang, Rotary Club of Kinabalu Sutera, Rotary Club of Penampang, Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu Pearl and Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu Mandarin.
The event which is held annually with the objective of creating awareness in the public mind set on health issues and highlighting the facilities available in both government and privates hospitals in Kota Kinabalu for early detection and treatment.
Six specialist doctors will be presenting their papers, namely Dr. Mary Makanjang, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecological Oncologist of KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital and will deliver her topic, ‘Cancers of the Ovaries and Uterus’.
Dr. Khoo Boom Ping, specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, of Likas hospital will share a topic entitled, “Cancer Cervix”.
Professor Dr. Chin Shui Hiung from UMS School of Medicine with his topic, “Vaccination in the prevention of Cervical Cancer.”
Dr. Somasundaram Singaram, Consultant Urologist KPJ Sabah Specialist Centre will deliver, “Cancer of Prostate”.
Dr Wong Teck Boon a Consultant Urologist from Gleneagles Hospital will present his paper entitled “Testicular and Penile Cancer”.
Dato Dr. Jaswant Singh, a Consultant Oncologist of KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital will share his paper on ‘Radiotherapy in Male and Female Genital Cancer”.
The event is expected to be officiated by Dr Tan Bee Hwai, director of Women and Children Clinic, Likas Hospital, the guest of honour at the event.
Apart from talks, the event also provides booths displaying and promoting various items relating to health.