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Govt still bears medical costs at IJN for civil servants, retirees

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PUTRAJAYA — Aug. 23, 2017: The government still bears the medical costs of its employees and their dependents, retirees and less affordable patients seeking treatment at the National Heart Institute  (IJN).

However, they will have to meet certain conditions first.

One is that they will have to get a reference letter from a specialist at a government hospital or clinic.

“The government still bears the medical cost of federal government officers and their dependents (comprising spouse, children below 18 years and 21 for those still studying, and parents), retirees and the less affordable,” said Health Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr. Chen Chaw Min in a statement today.

He said this in response to information made viral on social media saying otherwise.

The government, says Chen, is committed to providing the best health services for the people and last year spent  RM435.65 million for the cost of treatment of its dependents at IJN. — Bernama

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