No changes to outpatient treatment fees
KUALA LUMPUR: Charges for outpatient treatment and RM5 for Specialist Outpatient treatment will remain unchanged said Health Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min.
He said treatment charges for patients at hospital and health clinic are as according to what has been set in the Fees (Medical) Order 1982.
“The charges for patients who chose to get full-paying patient services are based on the Fees (Medical) (Full Paying Patient) Order 2007.
“Meanwhile, services provided through mobile clinics via land, sea or air are free,” he said when commenting on the misunderstanding by members of the public regarding treatment charges at hospitals and ministry clinics that went viral on social media.
Chen said the underprivileged, patients with contagious diseases, senior citizens, students, mothers undergoing antenatal care and postnatal treatment as well as children under the age of one are exempted from payment.
Meanwhile, in another development, up till Sept 30, government hospitals had a total of 4,474 medical specialists, but may still need to increase the number, said Health Director Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. – Bernama