Friday, October 26, 2007

Mammogram subsidy

"Breast cancer can occur to ANYBODY and if you detect it early, you have a higher chance of a cure..."

— Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen, Deputy Finance Minister

I think it is good that the Government is subsidising the cost of mammogram in the hope of detecting breast cancer in its early stage. The RM50 subsidy is a good start. To me it is a more worthwhile use of public funds when compared to the Angkasawan project.

But, you know, some men have breasts too. So I wonder if such subsidy could be extended to men too? Then it will really be fair; and I would fully support it all the way.

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