PUTRAJAYA, April 19 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak today announced that senior citizens (age 60 and above) will be exempted from paying the RM5 registration charge for specialist outpatient treatment at all government clinics and hospitals from May 1.
Najib said this was additional to the exemption from paying the RM1 registration charge at all government hospitals and clinics including the 1Malaysia clinics that was extended to them last year.
Besides this, he also announced that they would also be entitled to a 50 per cent discount for admission to Class Three wards with the maximum charge to be limited to RM250 per admission.
“This initiatives is to show the government’s concern and continued commitment in looking after the welfare of senior citizens,” he said when opening the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council’s (MAIWP) 1Malaysia low-risk maternity centre here.
The centre costing about RM12 million was set up in collaboration with the Putrajaya Hospital.
The prime minister said the setting up of the centre was another effort by the government to provide good infrastructure for the people which showed it was constantly in tune with the “pulse” of Malaysians.
Najib also congratulated the Health Ministry and MAIWP in realisng the noble project.
He said this was another example of the Blue Ocean strategy whereby the collaboration resulted in huge cost savings with the project up and running in record time, just five months.
Two blocks of workers quarters in Precinct 8 here were converted to be the low risk maternity centre, which is equipped with an air-conditioned delivery room, Patient Assessment Centre), ante-natal and post-natal wards and 24 beds to accommodate paediatric patients and their guardians.
Source : Bernama