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KUCHING, March 14: The Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) application comes together with the free takaful health insurance scheme MySalam.
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) National Women vice-chief Voon Shiak Ni clarified in a statement today that the health insurance application is not something separate from the BSH application.
Therefore, she assured BSH applicants not to worry and reapply after they had applied for BSH.
“I issue this media release to clarify the matter on the recent announcement of MySalam health insurance scheme as we observed that the same group of BSH applicants are coming back to us to ask about the application process of MySalam.
“We wish to inform all applicants that MySalam comes together with BSH scheme, and it is not a separate application. It is an added financial aid and support by the new government to all BSH applicants to help the B40 group and the poor.
“If you are a BSH recipient aged 18 to 55, you will be entitled to the health scheme of MySalam, and there is no need to make any application.
“The BSH application will close tomorrow (March 15),” she said.
MySalam, she reiterated, is a free takaful insurance scheme and that it would be launched next month.
“The scheme will provide a one-off lump sum for medical expenses up to RM8,000 and RM50 per day for up to 14 days if the patient is warded at a government hospital.
“The insurance scheme will cover 36 illness,” said Voon. — DayakDaily