12 Jul 2013 11:19

"We strive to provide extensive facilities but it is hoped that the people can use them to the optimum to spur economic and human capital growth," she said.

Shahaniza also said that the government was concerned about the welfare of women, especially single mothers, and strived to raise their socio-economic standard and income through various programmes under the National Key Results Areas (NKRAs).

"The government has agreed to allocate RM3 million to train single mothers in the interior and another RM3 million to train low-income women acquire skills to raise their income," she said.

She said 420 women from 14 parliamentary constituencies in the state had attended basic skills programmes and, up to last year, 246 women had received aid under the AZAM Niaga business programme of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.

Shahaniza said that up to June, 1,839 women had benefited from the mammogram subsidy to help raise their standard of health while 1,879 women had undergone free health screening to determine diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol level.