IPOH: Foreign workers will be eligible for private healthcare insurance from next year onwards under the Government’s non-profit health insurance scheme, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said.
He said it would be the first target group to have the healthcare insurance, and therefore they would be the target group first.
Dr Subramaniam said for the next phase, the ministry would go for other groups.
“We will grow at a pace that we are comfortable with to ensure the success of the initiative.
In May this year, Dr Subramaniam said that the scheme was aimed at ensuring the cost of private medical treatment in the country remained reasonable and affordable.
He said that the Cabinet had approved the scheme and preparations were ongoing, as the ministry would need initial funds to launch it.
Dr Subramaniam said the ministry was also looking at a mechanism under the scheme, where purchase of healthcare services from the private medical sectors could be at a reasonable cost. Read more