PRESS STATEMENT | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7 OCTOBER 2022
George Town: The Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2022 organizing committee is teaming up with leading hospitals to offer health screening packages and medical forums for registered marathon runners.
PBIM Chairman, YB Yeoh Soon Hin said that the organizing committee is partnering with hospitals such as Sunway Medical Centre Penang to tailor health screening packages, medical forums, and running clinics for marathon runners.
“Sunway Medical Centre Penang is offering exclusive health screening packages for full marathon participants, such as complimentary ECG screening, blood tests and post-covid check-up at discounted rates.”
“Many of us might have avoided medical care during the pandemic because of concerns about COVID-19, and it is important for us to go for routine health checkups to make sure that we are physically fit before running a marathon,” he said.
Yeoh, who is also the State Executive Councillor for Tourism and Creative Economy said that the PBIM organizing committee took the initiative to introduce health screening packages as the health and safety of marathon runners are of great significance for the sustainable development of the PBIM.
“We are taking a step ahead of marathon organizers in Malaysia to provide additional medical services that cater different needs because their health, safety and wellbeing is our top priority.”
He also encouraged runners to take advantage of the health screening services such as bone density tests offered by Island Hospital while runners from the southern side of Peninsular Malaysia can opt for comprehensive health screening package and sign up for Runner’s Medical Clinic at Subang Jaya Medical Centre.
“The PBIM organizing committee would like to thank all hospitals for coming forward to support the marathon event and we welcome hospitals all over Malaysia to partner with us so that our runners from all over can enjoy such privileges and help them get the most out of their marathon journey.”
Find out more about the health screening packages and medical forums by visiting the official website of the hospitals:
– Sunway Medical Centre Penang
For booking and enquiries please send a WhatsApp message at https://wa.link/byw2o8
– Subang Jaya Medical Centre
– Island Hospital