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Malaysia's MOH confirms rise in medical charges to be effective next year
 

Malaysia's MOH confirms rise in medical charges to be effective next year

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The Ministry of Health will raise medical fees in first and second class government hospitals. But critics are concerned over the increasing trend of costs being transferred from the government to the patients in the public health sector.
 
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16 Nov 2016 - General
 
As Government of Malaysia has increased the charges for first class and second class government hospitals that will be implemented from 1st January 2017. It is further added that this increase is minimal and subsides are also allocated for first and second class patients. Ministry of health has said that only 1.6 % of the population will be affected by this rise. The purpose of this increase is to provide the medications and medical services to third class patients and it is for the welfare of l...
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Aww !! This is certainly very bad news for a very big proportion of the population. After the government approval of the new budget, they assured the public that the health budget will be a bit better next year. There were rumors that the charges on patients are going to increase but the government officially and repeatedly denied them and urged the public to cut spreading these rumors. Now the government has officially announced the charges’ increase. Many patients already can’t afford the tran...
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