I have to agree with Puteri Umno chief Noraini Ahmad that National Service trainees should go for medical check-ups before joining the programme.
I think the Government ought to take this matter seriously. A trainee may have a heart condition that he may not even be aware of until after he has undergone a medical check-up.
I would suggest trainees who are asthmatic produce medical certificates to the National Service headquarters.
Noraini was responding to Health Minister Dr Chua Soi Lek's statement on the issue yesterday (Thursday, May 24 2007).
Bernama has the story. Click here.
The Star has Chua here.