KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 – The Madani Medical Scheme has benefitted a total of 213,193 households, as of October 2023, according to Dr Zaliha Mustafa.
The health minister said the programme has positively impacted the B40 community and has effectively relieved the burden on hospitals by providing light treatment to 355,467 outpatients.
“As of October 31, 2023, the Madani Medical Scheme has benefitted 213,193 low-income households and 355,467 light outpatient treatment has been given,” Dr Zaliha said in her wind-up speech of the 2024 budget in Dewan Rakyat yesterday, in response to Kuala Langat MP and Perikatan National’s health committee head Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi’s question.
Dr Zaliha also highlighted that 708 private clinics have officially registered with ProtectHealth Corporation, a company fully owned by the Ministry of Health (MOH) responsible for managing the scheme.
The health minister said that beneficiaries are only eligible for the scheme provided they are not enrolled in any other similar programmes such as Iltizam Selangor Sihat to prevent duplication of benefits.
“To avoid any overlap of benefits, eligible recipients are required to declare that they are not receiving any of the same benefits from any employer or state government scheme, or other medical agencies, such as Iltizam Selangor Sihat or Perak Prihatin, among others.”