More hospitals for B40 group to get medical treatment – Finance Minister

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng Photo Credit MalaysiaKini
Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng – Photo Credit MalaysiaKini

PUTRAJAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has extended the benefits of the health protection scheme mySalam for the low income group or B40 at University Medical Hospitals and the Armed Forces Hospitals.

Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng said, the benefits will be enjoyed by the low income group after the medical specialists have made verification to qualify them to receive mySalam benefits.

“The government’s effort to increase the number of hospitals is to enable patients to receive extended treatment from medical specialists.

“MySalam is a takaful protection scheme for the B40 group via the cooperation of public- private between the Federal Government and Great Eastern Takaful Berhad (GETB) with one-off cash RM8, 000 payment for those confirmed to have one of the 36 diseases including cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer with an allowance of RM50 per day or maximum RM700 per year,” said Guan Eng in a statement here Saturday.

The additional hospitals for patients to get treatment are Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya; Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia; Hospital Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia; Hospital UiTM Sungai Buloh; Hospital Angkatan Tentera Tuanku Mizan, Kuala Lumpur; Hospital Angkatan Tentera Lumut; Hospital Angkatan Tentera Kem Terendak Melaka, Hospital Tentera Darat, Gemas and Hospital Angkatan Tentera Wilayah Kota Kinabalu.

The mySalam scheme was launched by Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on January 24 which provides free health protection for B40 group who receives treatment in government hospitals.

The scheme is a cooperation with an insurance company Great Eastern Holdings that has contributed initial fund of RM2 billion into mySalam trust fund. –Malaysia World News

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