Budget 2024: Health Ministry to get RM41.2bil, says Anwar

  • Nation
  • Friday, 13 Oct 2023

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry will receive RM41.2bil under Budget 2024, an increase of RM4.9bil compared to this year, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said this was the biggest increase in allocation among all the ministries.

"This allocation includes RM5.5bil for medicine supplies, disposables, reagents and vaccines," he said while tabling Budget 2024 on Friday (Oct 13).

Anwar added that several new developments would be carried out next year under the Health Ministry, including Phase 1 of the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia Teaching Hospital Complex Phase 1 in Kota Tinggi Johor at a cost of RM938mil, an addition pathology block at Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II in Kelantan (RM175mil), among others.

He also said that to control overcrowding at Health Ministry facilities, the government will step up cooperation to outsource patients to other hospitals including military, university and private hospitals with an allocation of RM200mil.

"RM300mil will be allocated to upgrade 400 dilapidated clinics nationwide, while RM766mil has been allocated to purchase new equipment to replace equipment classified as 'Beyond Economic Repair'," he said.

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