MELAKA: The state government will introduce a health card for B40 (low income) households which will enable them to enjoy free health examinations at government hospitals and clinics.
Chief Minister Adly Zahari said the initiative was among the promises in the Pakatan Harapan manifesto and was expected to be implemented by next year.
He said discussions were being held with the relevant quarters to make the card a reality and help reduce the burden of those in the low-income group.
‘‘We have seen its model and will identify the target group who will receive the service.
‘‘However, the allocation has not been ascertained yet but it is expected not to exceed RM500 a year for a household,’’ he said at a celebration at the Melaka Hospital here.
During the event, Adly visited and gave out hampers to patients. — Bernama