Talks on gen­i­tal dis­eases in KK

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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.

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