ARCA was honoured by the visit of Ms Michelle Ng Mei Sze , Yang Berhormat , Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly at State Parlimen (ADUN in short) on 25th Jun.'19.
The visit was initiated by one of our patient, so that the local ADUN can explain the Smart Selangor Programme; an initiative of the Selangor State Government. The programme provides health assistance to the B40 group (household income below RM3,000/month) under the Bantuan Sihat Selangor scheme; offering a one off payment up to RM5,000 per patient. The state government has allocated budget under this scheme to help patients apply for subsidy for kidney dialysis, prosthetic legs, minor surgery, cancer treatment, eye cataract operation, physiotherapy treatment, and other hospital-recommended needs.
The state will not consider reimbursing payments, cash handouts, or private hospital treatment (except for dialysis treatment claim) but instead, eligible patients will be able to claim at one go for a maximum of RM5,000 a year. To be able to claim from the health scheme, patients will need to bring a doctor’s recommendation to their assemblyman’s office to help with the application procedure.