Selangor Journal
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari speaks with a donor during the blood donation programme held at the Selangor Penyayang roadshow in Stadium Utama Kuala Selangor on July 2, 2022. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

MB: Selangor allocates RM67 mln for health programmes

By Norrasyidah Arsyad

KUALA SELANGOR, July 2 — The state government has allocated RM67 million for the health subcluster in the Iltizam Selangor Penyayang (ISP) programme to ensure the people in Selangor could live a more sustainable and developed life.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the allocation is for the implementation of 10 main initiatives which are the Iltizam Selangor Sihat (ISS), the Heart Treatment scheme, the Selangor Health Aid (BSS) and the Selangor Saring screening programme.

Also included in the health cluster are the Selangor Cancer (CanSEL) screening, Selangor Child Nutrition (Asas), Selangor Mental Sihat (Sehat), Tuberculosis Treatment, Eye Examination initiative as well as the Women Health scheme.

“We will, from time to time, improve the people’s health programmes, particularly the Peduli Sihat initiative. We are considering increasing its benefit and adding more insurance coverage if needed.

“The quality of health in Selangor is improving. In 2008, the life expectancy was only 68 to 69 years but in 2019, after more people became aware of their health, it has increased to 75 years,” he said at the media conference during the Selangor Penyayang roadshow here today.

The implementation of ISP with an allocation of RM600 million to replace the Inisiatif Peduli Rakyat programme has allowed more people to benefit from the state government’s initiatives.

Last week, the state government launched the Bantuan Kehidupan Sejahtera Selangor (Bingkas), which replaced Kasih Ibu Smart Selangor (KISS), which aims to assist up to 30,000 families instead of the previous 25,000.

The programme is scheduled to continue at the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Dataran Boulevard in Petaling Jaya on July 23 followed by Padang Awam Batu Caves in Gombak on July 30.


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