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Ward charges increase will not have huge impact

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The Health Ministry clarified that the charges for Second Class wards at the general hospitals are only being increased by 25 percent, not 50 percent. The last time the charges were increased was 34 years ago.

It will not have an impact on the lower and middle-income patients as the Third Class charges remain the same, while the Second Class charges will only be up by a few ringgit.

In the 2017 Budget tabled in October, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that the allocation for the Health Ministry had been increased by RM2 billion from RM23 billion for this year to RM25 billion.

The increase in charges will be implemented nationwide at all government hospitals starting Jan 1, 2017.

Source by: Internet

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