EARLY DETECTION:In an effort to reduce death rates due to late detection of health issues in men, the department of health is offering free health checks
Date: Aug 04, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The Taipei City Government’s Department of Health is offering free cancer screening tests and health examinations for fathers to give them “the gift of health” for Father’s Day.
“To celebrate Father’s Day, men who fit the profile will be able to receive free screening examinations for colon and oral cancers at the Taipei City Hospital’s Neihu Outpatient Clinic, as well as Zhongxing, Renai, Heping Fuyou and Yangming branches, on Friday,” Health Promotion Division director Lin Meng-hui (林夢蕙) told a press conference yesterday.
Lin said men aged 40 or older could also have their blood pressure, blood glucose level and blood cholesterol levels tested free of charge, adding that participants could also receive from NT$100 to NT$150 on their Taipei Cards. [FULL STORY]