By: Zaki Salleh
PUTRAJAYA – The Ministry of Health (MOH) welcomes the participation of private general practitioners (GPs) in 10 districts to join the pilot program of the Madani Medical Scheme, which begins today.
Health Minister, Dr Zaliha Mustafa, stated that the participation is to enable beneficiaries of the medical scheme to receive treatment starting from 15th June.
She mentioned that the 10 involved districts include Gombak, Hulu Langat, Klang, and Petaling (Selangor), Kuala Lumpur, Kinta (Perak), Northeast (Penang), Johor Bahru (Johor), Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), and Kuching (Sarawak).
“MOH invites GPs in the respective locations to register as panel clinics for the Madani Medical Scheme starting today,” she said in a press statement.
She added that ProtectHealth will also conduct online briefings and training sessions for registered GPs to provide further information about the Madani Medical Scheme.
Previously, Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, announced the Madani Medical Scheme as one of the government’s initiatives to address the issue of patient congestion in public healthcare facilities during the presentation of the 2023 Budget.
The Madani Medical Scheme provides free healthcare services to recipients of the Rahmah Cash Contribution (STR).
It aims to assist the B40 group in obtaining acute primary care services (treatment of non-emergency cases) at nearby GPs, thereby reducing congestion and waiting time for patients at public healthcare facilities.
Interested GPs can visit ProtectHealth’s website at www.protecthealth.com.my/skimperubatanmadani or contact the hotline at 03-8687 2525.