BY: AFIX REDZUAN
SELAYANG, JAN 24: The Selangor Government is targeting 1 million citizens who will receive health benefits under the Peduli Sihat Scheme that offers basic health coverage in an effort to help alleviate daily living costs in 2017.
Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco Dr Daroyah Alwi said the total is estimated from the 250,000 families that are in the B40 category and composed of four family members.
“The scheme is a basic coverage scheme introduced by the State Government to lighten the daily living costs for the B40 category, those with monthly incomes of RM1,500 to RM3,000,” she said during a speech at the Peduli Sihat Scheme Launch and Registration Skim at the Gombak Land and District Office.
According to her, the Selangor Government has allocated a total of RM125 million for the Peduli Sihat scheme as announced by Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali during the tabling of the 2017 Selangor State Budget.
The scheme is divided into two categories, namely family and individual, and the conditions imposed are few to enable citizens to enjoy the scheme. “For those who qualify under Family Category, they will receive an allocated RM500 in a Peduli Sihat card with the condition that they are Selangor citizens or have resided in the state for 10 years and earn under RM3,000 a month.
“For individuals above 21 years, they qualify for RM200 a year.
“The conditions are that they are Selangor citizens or have resided in the state for 10 years, with a monthly income of RM1,500,” she added.
In addition, 1,000 private clinics have signed up with the programme as the Peduli Sihat panel.
For the initial stage, the State Government is targeting a registration of 20,000 applicants in each constituency in Selangor.
BY: AFIX REDZUAN