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PETALING JAYA: A survey by The Star has indicated that most respondents are troubled by the rise in private medical fees with many saying they will opt for traditional medicine, self and over-the-counter medication to cut costs.
Private medical fees are up, but there is confusion over the exact percentage of the rise. While the Health Minister said the increase has been capped at 14.4%, – less than half the amount the Malaysian Medical Association had requested – the medical schedule showed hikes of a more than 200% on certain fee ceilings.
PUTRAJAYA: Private medical fees are up, but there is confusion over the exact percentage of the rise.