Health protection scheme benefits B40 folk, GPS leaders told

Voon Shiak Ni

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KUCHING, April 30: A Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leader today cited the Peka B40 Health Protection Scheme to rebut Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leaders’ narrative that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was not doing anything for Sarawak.

PKR National Women vice-chief Voon Shiak Ni said the scheme was created by the Health Ministry for the people, including Sarawakians, and to date, over 100 private clinics in Sarawak have registered to help deliver its benefits.

Voon said all successful applicants of ‘Bantuan Sara Hidup’ (BSH) were entitled to the scheme.

“These people just need to bring their Identity Card to those clinics that are registered with the Ministry of Health as Klinik Peka40, and they do not have to pay anything.

“In Sarawak, more than 100 private clinics are registered on the panel as peka B40 as of date,” said Voon in a statement today.

She added that the names of these registered clinics are listed on the Pekab40 website, under Peka B40 clinics.

“The medical services include medical check-ups, blood tests and others. In addition, there shall be a subsidy of a maximum sum of RM20,000 for each patient to purchase necessary health devices, eg heart stents, wheelchair, artificial joints and hearing aids when the need arises.

“We do encourage more private clinics to register themselves with the peka40 system to help our people to have more accessibility to health care benefits,” she said.

Voon urged the people to take note of the many new federal government policies that are put in place to help the B40 group and to make full use of the scheme provided for them. — DayakDaily