KUANTAN (Bernama): The PeKa B40, a healthcare protection scheme for the low-income B40 group, will begin on Monday (April 15), says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye (pic).
He said the scheme involving an allocation of RM100mil will benefit 800,000 recipients of the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) aged 50 and above.
Dr Lee said recipient qualifications and participating clinics can be checked online at www.pekab40.com.my.
“The benefits include medical examinations for hypertension, diabetes, kidney problems and cholesterol; medical aid such as artificial lenses for cataract, wheelchairs and hearing aids; incentive to complete cancer treatment; and transportation fare incentive of RM500 for patients in the peninsula and RM1,000 for those in Sabah and Sarawak to seek treatment at public hospitals or clinics,” he said.
The Deputy Minister said this to reporters after opening the "Koi Nak Sihat" Carnival at Wisma Belia Indera Mahkota here on Sunday (April 14), which was also attended by Pahang Health director Dr Sha'ari Ngadiman.
Dr Lee was also optimistic that the scheme would be extended to more recipients in the future. - Bernama