KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 – All foreigners will start to be charged the full treatment charges or 100 per cent when health services in government hospitals and clinics throughout the country, from January next year. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam, however, said the full treatment charges will be implemented in phases until 2017.
He said the Cabinet had given approval in respect of the implementation of such measures which are expected to provide savings to the nation’s medical expenses. “Therefore, starting from January next year, the government will start to impose additional charges treatment (for foreigners) by 30 percent.
“Another 30 percent in 2016 and 40 percent in 2017,” he said when winding up the Supply Bill 2015 at committee stage in the House of Commons Health Ministry, a while ago. Talking about the ministry’s efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 lives, Subramaniam admitted his side faced a big challenge to ensure infection does not come to this country.