PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry (MOH) has rubbished allegations that students entering fully residential schools (SBP), Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) and Maktab Tentera Diraja (MTD) will have to pay extra for medical check-up.
Its secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min said that the ministry viewed the matter seriously as it had gone viral.
“Students who enter government SBP will only have to pay RM1 for medical check-up.
“The government's SPB includes schools under the purview of the Education Ministry or other schools under government departments including the MRSM, MTD and government religious schools in the states,” he said in a statement on Friday (Jan 4).
In a Facebook post, a user named Al-Khair, alleged that he was informed that there is a RM111 charge for medical check-up for those entering fully residential schools.
He also questioned whether there was a new policy that only students entering SBP, MTD, and MRSM will enjoy free medical check-up while those who are going to other schools will have to pay.
The Ministry also clarified that students in private schools will be charged RM100 for health check-up similar with members in the public.
This includes the basic package of physical examination, X-ray, urine FEME in line with the Fees (Medical) Order 1982.