Selangor Journal

MB: 40,000 members for Skim Peduli Sihat in just one month

BY: AFIZ REDZUAN
KAJANG, FEB 28: Skim Peduli Sihat has managed to attract over 40,000 members merely after one month of its launch, last January 24.
This encouraging response sees its achievement of almost 80 percent in its first three months against its 50,000 target of registered members in the first quarter of 2017.
Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the support shown by citizens towards this scheme proves that they have been waiting for a quality health scheme.
“This fact proves that the citizens have been waiting for a long time for a medical scheme of this quality.
“In that same period, more than 100 Peduli Sihat active members have been seeing doctors to get free basic medical treatments every day,” he said.
He said that in his keynote address during the Majlis Menyemarak Inisiatif Peduli Rakyat, Skim Peduli Sihat dan Peduli Siswa for Hulu Langat District at Kajang Stadium.
The Selangor Government targets one million registration in this basic medical-care scheme with an allocation of RM125 million for 2017.
The amount is estimated to cover 250,000 families in the B40 group consisting of four family members with income between RM1,500 to RM3,500 a month.
In the same ceremony, Mohamed Azmin students’ welfare in Selangor will continue to be taken care off through the Peduli Siswa initiative.
“I would like to stress that the Peduli Rakyat initiative is the main core of development in Selangor.
“And the core of Peduli Rakyat is quality development. No development is complete if the citizens are neglected.
“We have to mobilise all our energies and resources to jointly Membangun Bangsa Memakmur Negeri,” he said.
Peduli Siswa is an interest-free variable loan introduced by the State Government for Selangor-born citizens who are enrolled in diploma and degree courses, with an allocation of RM10 million.
The offer is for students in Selangor campuses of Malaysian International Islamic University (UIA), University of Technology Mara (UiTM), Malaysian National University (UKM) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Priority is given to students who are partly funded by National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN).
Besides students in public universities, students in private institutions are also eligible to apply.

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