No changes to out­pa­tient treat­ment fees

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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

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