THE Well being Ministry (MoH) has rolled out the Madani Medical Scheme to the underside 40% (B40) inhabitants in 10 designated districts nationwide.
Starting June 15, 2023, these districts are Johor Baru (Johor), Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Petaling, Hulu Langat and Gombak (Selangor), Kinta (Perak), Timur Laut (Pulau Pinang), Kuching (Sarawak) and Kota Kinabalu (Sabah).
The scheme gives recipients of Sumbangan Tunai Rahmah with free Acute Main Care Providers the place the lower-income group can search therapy at registered non-public medical clinics (GPs).
ProtectHealth Corp Sdn Bhd because the scheme administrator has been vigorously selling the scheme, guaranteeing widespread adoption by the focused recipients as they’re entitled to get pleasure from the advantages.
Since its introduction, ProtectHealth has been proactively participating with representatives from related states, authorities companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), associations in addition to group leaders throughout the nation corresponding to Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan, the Federal Land Improvement Authority (Felda), the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra), the Pertiwi Soup Kitchen, the Federal Territory and Selangor Taxi Operators Affiliation (PERPEKLI), Uni Malaysia Labour Centre (Uni-MLC) and MySejahtera.
“As much as July 2023, ProtectHealth has been diligently gearing as much as meet and conduct briefings to 70 Well being Clinics and 186 GPs involving the ten districts.
“All through the identical interval, six briefings had been held with resident associations and native communities, with a excessive B40 inhabitants. These embody PPR Pangsapuri Sri Kasih, PPR Taman Kajang Sentral, PPR Taman Medan Jaya and plenty of extra,” ProtectHealth mentioned in a current assertion.
The first focus of those engagements is to lift consciousness concerning the scheme’s advantages and the federal government’s efforts to reinforce entry to acute main care providers within the non-public sector for the lower-income group.
As of Aug 1, 2023, the variety of registered GPs for the programme has surpassed 600 clinics.
To this point, greater than 28,000 B40 households have obtained therapy below the Madani Medical Scheme.
Plans are additionally underway to broaden this scheme to extra districts corresponding to Kota Baru and Pasir Mas (Kelantan); Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Nerus (Terengganu); Kuantan (Pahang); Melaka Tengah (Melaka); Seremban (Negri Sembilan); Kota Setar and Kuala Muda (Kedah); Seberang Perai Tengah (Pulau Pinang) and Perlis.
“We urge eligible beneficiaries to acquire cost-free therapy on the nearest GP clinic by merely bringing their identification card, with out prior registration required,” it added.
For extra data on the scheme corresponding to eligibility checking and checklist of panel clinics, go to www.protecthealth.com.my/