RM450 post-natal care assistance to start next year

Abang Johari is seen announcing the special assistance for post-natal care in an in-house broadcast at the DUN today (Nov 4, 2019).

KUCHING, Nov 4: Sarawakian women who have just given birth will receive RM450 for post-natal care effective Jan 1, 2020.

Announcing this during his Sarawak Budget 2020 speech at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting here today, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg disclosed a total sum of RM18 million will be provided next year as additional assistance to mothers for post-natal care to ease their financial burden after giving birth.

“When tabling the 2019 State Budget, I had announced the RM1,000 incentive for newborn Sarawakian babies, known as Endowment Fund Sarawak effective January 1, 2019.

“For 2020, every Sarawakian mother will receive a special assistance of RM450 for post-natal care,” he said, adding that there are mothers who are housewives and not earning income, hence the assistance can at least ease their burden. — DayakDaily