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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Health Ministry wants public to file complaints of higher charges at private clinics


Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (left) and Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Chong Chieng Jen, who is also Stampin MP, launching the 'Kampungku Sihat' programme in Kampung Tematu, Kuching, on Saturday (Nov 30).
KUCHING (Bernama): The Health Ministry urges health insurance policyholders who have been charged with higher rates compared to non-policyholders at private clinics to come forward and file their complaints with the ministry.
Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said Satuday (Nov 30) that this would enable the authorities to investigate the matter.
"The ministry views the issue seriously and they can file their complaints either with us or the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca), ” he told a news conference after officiating at the “Kampungku Sihat” (My Healthy Village) programme here.
Dzulkefly said the public could file their complaints via ckaps.aduan@moh.gov.my.
Firm action would be taken against clinics that were found to be involved in such practices, he added.
On Saturday, local media reported that private clinics have been imposing additional charges of up to 10% to health insurance policyholders while medication prices are almost 90% higher compared with those without insurance. - Bernama

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