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KK MP's office organises Peka registration, free medical checkup for B40

8 August 2022

By Wartawan Nabalu News

KOTA KINABALU: Member of Parliament for Kota Kinabalu, Chan Foong Hin, has organised an event to assist B40 residents in the constituency to register for the Peka B40 programme and receive free medical examination yesterday.

The program which was held in Keramat, Likas was led by Chan's liaison officer Johnny Loo and was the first in a series of Peka B40 events to be held within the Kota Kinabalu constituency by the MP's office this year.

"The MP's office has identified about 200 people in the area are eligible to register for the Peka B40 programme but had yet to do so.

"According to statistics, as of the end of June this year, only 10 per cent of those eligible in Sabah have undergone the Peka B40 free medical examinations," said Chan in a statement recently.

The event was co-organised with Permai Group private medical clinics and is supported by the Ministry of Health government-linked company ProtectHealth Corporation, which coordinates Peka B40.

"The Peka B40 free medical examination for those with lower income is one of the few programmes that were initiated by the Pakatan Harapan government back in 2019 and had continued to this day.

"Under the PeKa B40 program, as long as one is a Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) recipient aged 40 or above, the person and his or her spouse can automatically enjoy Peka B40 benefits.

"The beneficiaries can enjoy four benefits, namely free health check-up, medical equipment and equipment assistance, subsidy for completing cancer treatment and subsidy for transportation," he added.

Chan explained that the program offers free medical checkups such as breast examinations, prostate examinations, blood tests, blood sugar tests, cholesterol test, urine test, kidney test, mental health check-ups.

In addition, beneficiaries will also receive up to RM20,000 in medical equipment and equipment assistance, including cardiac stents, artificial joints, hearing aids, pacemakers, artificial limbs, bone braces, intraocular lenses, respiratory therapy equipment and Oxygen machine, nutritional support and wheelchair, etc.

"It is worth noting that under this Peka B40 programme, patients undergoing cancer treatment in government hospitals can also receive a total incentive of RM1,000. This sum of money given as a reward and an encouragement to complete chemotherapy treatment, will be distributed in stages according to the course of treatment.

"In addition, people receiving cancer treatment and medical equipment assistance can also receive a transportation allowance of up to RM1,000, namely RM500 in West Malaysia and RM1,000 in East Malaysia to receive treatment at the respective healthcare provider," he said.

Those who want to check whether they are eligible for the Peka B40 programme may do so at this webpage: https://kelayakan.pekab40.com.my/semakan-kelayakan. The clinics involved in providing Peka B40 health examinations can be found here: https://bms.pekab40.com.my/provider .