Madani Medical Scheme Launched Today In 10 Districts

The Madani Medical Scheme is open today in 10 districts in KL, Selangor, Perak, Penang, Johor, Sabah, and Sarawak. STR recipients can obtain free acute outpatient treatment in GP clinics (up to RM250/ household, RM125 for seniors, and RM75 for singles).

KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 – The government launched the pilot phase of its Madani Medical Scheme in Kuala Lumpur and six states from today until December 31 for the low-income to seek treatment from private general practitioner (GP) clinics.

The 10 districts offering the Madani Medical Scheme are in Kuala Lumpur; Gombak, Hulu Langat, Klang, and Petaling (Selangor); Kinta (Perak); Timur Laut (Penang); Johor Bahru (Johor); Kota Kinabalu (Sabah); and Kuching (Sarawak). 

Recipients of the Sumbangan Tunai Rahmah (STR) cash assistance can visit registered GPs under the Madani Medical Scheme in the 10 districts to obtain medical services that are free at the point of care, including consultations, examinations, medicines, procedures, and referrals, according to set packages.

Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said benefit recipients can obtain as many free treatments as they want until the allocation for each household is finished. The maximum allocations paid for by the government are RM250 for each household, RM125 for senior citizens (without their partner), and RM75 for singles.

“Outpatient treatment for acute cases under the Madani Medical Scheme comprises treatment for fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, slips, headaches, mild trauma, and others,” Dr Zaliha said in a statement today.

The Madani Medical Scheme excludes non-acute treatment like routine immunisations, health screenings, routine non-communicable disease (NCD) follow-up treatment, routine mother and child follow-up treatment, rehabilitation services, and requests for medicines and supplements without doctor consultations.

“The pilot phase of the Madani Medical Scheme that will be implemented in the 10 districts is expected to benefit 700,000 households with an allocation of RM100 million,” Dr Zaliha said.

STR recipients and their dependents do not need to pre-register to access the Madani Medical Scheme. They only need to bring their identity card when visiting registered GP clinics under the scheme.

The health minister said that ProtectHealth Corporation, a company under the Ministry of Health (MOH), is targeting 700 GPs to join the Madani Medical Scheme by September this year. 

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