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Members of the public undergo eye examinations under the Selangor Saring programme during the Jelajah Selangor Penyayang roadshow at Laman MBPJ, Petaling Jaya, on July 24, 2022. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

Over RM65 mln allocated for public health, RM45 mln for Iltizam Selangor Sihat

By Sulyn Chong

SHAH ALAM, Nov 25 — The state government has allocated RM65.6 million for public health purposes and will continue the Iltizam Selangor Sihat (ISS) programme with a RM45 million allocation every year, said Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.

“The continuation of the ISS programme will benefit 100,000 general policyholders and an estimated 150,000 registered family members.

“Each policyholder is eligible for RM500 in basic medical treatment and vaccination per year for the family category, and RM250 per year for the individual category at any panel clinic throughout the state,” he said during the tabling of the 2023 Selangor Budget at the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, here today.

Amirudin said Selangor has shown significant progress through the increase of public health allocations from the overall development allocation every year, from 4.7 per cent in 2020, to 5.1 per cent in 2021, and to 5.8 per cent in 2022.

“We always pay serious attention to the people’s health, which is the most valuable asset to the nation. We believe healthy people are the backbone of economic strength, especially in stimulating employment and promoting a country’s productivity.

“According to the 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey report, as many as 1.7 million Malaysians suffer from three main non-communicable diseases (NCD), namely diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, while another 3.4 million individuals suffer from any two NCDs,” he said.

As such, the Menteri Besar listed several health-related allocations purposes:

  • A RM5 million allocation for Bantuan Sihat Selangor (BSS), which was first introduced in 2009. The initiative provides up to RM5,000 in financial assistance to the underprivileged to cover the cost of health treatments including kidney dialysis, eye cataract surgery, minor surgery, cancer treatment, thalassemia and assistance with medical equipment.
  • RM5 million for Skim Rawatan Jantung Negeri Selangor, which offers free heart treatment services to qualified groups.
  • RM1 million for the Iltizam Selangor Sihat Penjawat Awam (ISSPA) programme, which will benefit all civil servants Grade 44 and below with benefits like basic treatment and protective benefits that cover natural death and permanent disability, critical illness and funeral expenses.
  • RM1.5 million to continue the Selangor Saring free health screening programme, and RM1 million for the Selangor Kanser programme.
  • RM500,000 for the Selangor Mental Sihat (Sehat) programme, encompassing its promotion, early screening, the Sehat hotline, subsidies for psychiatric treatments, module development, and counsellor training.
  • RM500,000 for the Anak Selangor Anak Sihat (Asas) programme, to address the issue of child malnutrition in the state.
  • RM1 million for the Selangkah app, to standardise public health programmes under one digital platform.

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