Malaysia Covid-19 Government Allocation for Healthcare & Medical Aid

Covid-19 Malaysian Government
Assistance & Aid

Covid-19 Government Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package
Healthcare & Medical Aid
(announced on March 27, 2020)
Still updating.....

For Individuals

  • Insurance and takaful companies will set a RM8mil fund to bear Covid-190 screening test costs of up to RM300 each for policyholders.

  • Family takaful and insurance companies will offer a 3-month suspension on premiums by contributors whose source of income is affected by the pandemic.

  • mySalam COVID- 19 hospitalised patients and B40 patients quarantined and under investigation (PUI) can claim an income replacement fee of RM50 per day for a maximum of 14 days.

For Ministry of Health

  • RM500 million allocation for the Health Ministry to ramp up its resources. 

  • RM1 billion will be allocated to the purchase of equipment and services to combat Covid-19

Frontliners Allowance

The monthly special allowance of RM400 for doctors, nurses, and medical personnel will now be increased to RM600 per person, starting from 1 April 2020 until the end of the pandemic. 

 

Summary of Government Assistance for Healthcare

(announced on February 27, 2020)

 

Strengthening healthcare industry

Special monthly critical allowance for front liners (RM400 for medical doctors and other medical personnel, as well as RM200 for immigration and related front-line staff).

Additional allocation of RM160 million to 26 hospitals in the country to contain the Covid-19 outbreak second wave.

Additional allocation of RM500 million to the Health Ministry to purchase medical equipment, such as ventilators, essential intensive care unit equipment, extra personal protection equipment for general medical staff and laboratory equipment for screening of Covid-19.

RM100 million to appoint 2,000 new staff, especially nurses, on contract.

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The Covid-19 Government Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package
(announced on March 27, 2020)

 

Ministry of Finance Prihatin Website >

https://pre2020.treasury.gov.my/en/

Summary

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced a RM250 billion People-Centric Economic Stimulus package (Prihatin) which will benefit all segments of the society.

  • RM128 billion for the people’s welfare

  • RM100 billion to support businesses, including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

  • RM20 billion has been announced in the earlier stimulus package

Healthcare Aid

  • RM500 million allocation for the Health Ministry to ramp up its resources. 

  • RM1 billion will be allocated to the purchase of equipment and services to combat Covid-19

 

  • RM2 billion to strengthening the country's economy

  • RM10 billion cash aid for the lower-income B40 and middle-income M40 groups

RM20 billion has been announced in the earlier stimulus package

Announced on March 23.2020

  • RM130mil will be distributed equally to all states 

  • RM600mil for the Health Ministry for the purchase of equipment and to hire contract staff

  • Employees Provident Fund contributors aged below 55, can withdraw RM500 for up to 12 months.

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