B40 group to enjoy free medical care under Madani Medical Scheme
16 Jun 2023
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KUALA LUMPUR: Recipients of Rahmah Cash Aid (STR) and their dependents can now enjoy free medical care at registered private general practitioners (GPs) in 10 selected districts nationwide under the Madani Medical Scheme.
The scheme, which is a pilot programme launched by the Health Ministry, has an allocation of RM100mil and will benefit 700,000 households until Dec 31, said Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa in a statement on Thursday.
The scheme covers acute primary care services or outpatient treatment of acute cases at registered private general practitioners (GPs) in 10 selected districts nationwide.
They are Gombak, Hulu Langat, Klang and Petaling in Selangor, Kinta in Perak, Timur Laut in Penang, Johor Baru in Johor, Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Kuching in Sarawak and Kuala Lumpur.
“The scheme is open to recipients of Rahmah Cash Aid (STR) and their dependents, who only need to bring their identification card when receiving treatment at the GPs registered under the scheme,” she said.
Dr Zaliha said the scheme was a government initiative aimed at meeting the health needs of the B40 group and reducing congestion at government health facilities.
She said the scheme offered free services such as consultations, check-ups, medicines, procedures and referrals according to the specified package.
The package included treatment for flu, diarrhoea, vomiting, sprains, headaches, minor trauma and other illnesses.
However, the package did not cover non-acute cases such as routine immunisation, health screening, routine non-communicable disease follow-up treatment and mother-and-child follow-up treatment.
Dr Zaliha said non-acute conditions that were not covered by the scheme could be treated at health clinics under the Health Ministry.
She added that the maximum allocation per household under the scheme was RM250, RM125 for the elderly (without a spouse) and RM75 for single individuals.
She urged STR recipients to take advantage of the scheme and visit www.protecthealth.com.my/skimperubatanmadani or call 03-8687 2525 for more details.