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Nation 05 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM

Increase in medical fees acceptable, says MMA

PETALING JAYA: The new increased medical fees following the amendment to the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 are considered acceptable by the Malaysian Medical Association.

Nation 05 Mar 2014 | 9:46 PM

Confusion over exact percentage of medical fee rise

PUTRAJAYA: Private medical fees are up, but there is confusion over the exact percentage of the rise.

Nation 06 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Medical schedule shows hikes of more than 200%

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.

Nation 07 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Survey shows many find hike a bitter pill to swallow

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.

Nation 07 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Health D-G clarifies private medical fee increase

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has clarified that the recent increase in private medical fees by around 14% refers to procedural fees, and not consultation fees.