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Healthcare Financial Aid - Peduli Kesihatan Healthcare Aid Scheme (PeKa B40)

Healthcare financial aid for health screening, medical devices and cancer treatment

Posted on January 31, 2019

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Peduli Kesihatan Healthcare Aid Scheme (PeKa B40)

Healthcare financial aid for health screening, medical devices and cancer treatment

Posted on January 31, 2019
The Ministry of Finance will be making additional  announcements by the end of January 2019

What is this programme about?

Purpose of the Programme

The Peduli Kesihatan (PeKa B40) government healthcare aid programme, under the purview of the Ministry of Health (MoH) is a healthcare scheme providing financial subsidy to low-income Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSHR) 2019 recipients for a range of healthcare services.  The MoH estimated that 800,000 BSH recipients will benefit from free health screenings, medical devices aid, financial assistance for cancer treatment and transport aid covered under this healthcare financial aid initiative.

Recipients of BSHR aged 50 and above, as well as their spouses, are automatically eligible to participate in the scheme with no required registration. The programme, with an initial allocation of RM100 million, will be implemented in stages starting March 2019.  


The scheme is managed by the government corporation ProtectHealth Corp Sdn Bhd, a non-profit company set up under Ministry of Health (MoH). “It is 100%-owned by the government with the intention of improving healthcare services access for Malaysians.


Who is Eligible? 

  • Recipients of the government's Bantuan Sara Hidup Rakyat 2019 (BSHR)

  • Income group: Monthly household income less than RM4,000

  • Age 40 and above

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes | Aug 04, 2019 @ 14:00

Minimum age for PeKa B40 lowered to 40, says Dzulkefly

The age limit for the Healthcare Protection Scheme for low-income B40 group (PeKa B40)’s recipients has been reduced from 50 to 40 years, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad.|Read more >|Malaymail

Programme Brief

Assistance: Financial Aid 
Income Group: Monthly household income less than RM4,000 a month
Target:  Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2019 recipients
Subsidy: Free health screening and financial assistance


Ministry: Ministry of Health

Implementing Agency: ProtectHealth Corp Sdn Bhd
Mailing address: Century Square, F01 & F02, 1st Floor, Block 2300, Jalan Usahawan, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
Telephone: 03-8687 4848



List of Participating Clinics >

Peka B40 Benefits >

Check if you are qualified for Peka B40 >

Peka B40 FAQ >


Other Related Links

Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2019 Status
Ministry of Finance: 03-8882 4565 / 4566 (operating hours: 0900 - 1700)

List of LHDNM Branches

What are myBenefits? 
The benefits of the programme


Free health screenings 

  • mental health

  • breast

  • prostate

  • blood test to diagnose diabetes, cholesterol

  • urine test for kidney functions


Financial subsidy for medical equipment up to a maximum of RM20,000 per patient

  • heart stents

  • artificial joints

  • pacemaker

  • hearing aid

  • prosthetics

  • limb prosthetics and orthosis

  • intraorcular lens

  • backbone implants

  • breathing machine

  • oxygen concentrator

  • wheelchair

  • nutritional support assistance

Financial subsidy for cancer treatment at government hospitals - RM1,000 in stages 

Transport allowances of up to RM500 for Peninsular Malaysia, and RM1,000 for Sabah and Sarawak.


Location: Malaysia

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