Benefit 1: Health Screening

  • Recipients must undergo Health Screening (Benefit 1) in order to be eligible for Medical Equipment Assistance (Benefit 2), Incentive for Completing Cancer Treatment (Benefit 3), and Transport Cost Incentive (Benefit 4).
  • Health Screening may be performed by doctors at any private clinic registered with Peka B40.
  • Health Screening includes:
    1. medical history taking, noting of individual and family ailments, including risk factors
    2. mental health screening
    3. physical examination
    4. clinical breast examination for female recipients, and clinical prostate examination for male recipients who are at risk
    5. blood and urine tests
  • Blood and urine specimens will be obtained and sent to the laboratory for the following tests - blood cell test, blood sugar control test, cholesterol test, kidney function test, and urine test.
  • Benefit recipients do not need to fast to undergo those tests.
  • Benefit recipients will not be charged for undergoing physical examinations and laboratory tests under this PeKa B40 package.
  • Should recipients require treatment, they may be referred to a Klinik Kesihatan (government clinic), or, if they agree to be treated at a Private Clinic, recipients must bear the cost of said treatment themselves. For now, the PeKa B40 scheme does not include any treatment or medication cost.

Benefit 2: Health Aid

  • This benefit covers medical equipment that are required in procedures/ treatments and are not subsidised in MOH hospitals.
  • A maximum of RM20,000  is given to the recipients in the form of purchased medical equipment.
  • Benefit 2 includes medical equipment in the following categories:
    1. Stents for the heart
    2. Artificial joint equipment
    3. Hearing aid devices
    4. Heart pacemakers
    5. Prostheses and implants for the spine
    6. Prostheses and orthoses for the limb bones
    7. Intraocular lenses
    8. Breathing therapy equipment and oxygen concentrator
    9. Nutritional support assistance
    10. Wheelchairs
  • Health Screening (Benefit 1) must be performed first before recipients of PeKa B40 may avail themselves of this benefit.
  • This benefit only applies when recipients of PeKa B40 are treated in MOH hospitals, whereby the application must be made by MOH medical specialists on behalf of the patients who are recipients of PeKa B40.
  • The approval depends on the price range for each medical equipment assistance's category based on the recommendations of Ministry of Health for Tabung Bantuan Perubatan.

Benefit 3: Completing Cancer Treatment Incentive

  • Benefit 3 is intended to encourage cancer patients, especially those in the early stages of treatment and disease, to complete their treatment plan as laid out by MOH cancer specialists.
  • RM1,000 is paid to cancer patients who complete their treatment at MOH hospitals.
  • Health Screening (Benefit 1) must be performed first before recipients of PeKa B40 may avail themselves of this benefit.
  • Payment of incentive is divided into two (2) parts, depending on the stage of treatment.
  • Payment of incentive is made directly to all eligible recipients of PeKa B40 via their registered bank accounts.
  • Application and proof of eligibility for Benefit 3 must be made by a doctor or MOH specialist on behalf of patients who are recipients of PeKa B40.

Benefit 4: Transport Incentive

  • This benefit aims to alleviate the burden of paying for transportation whenever recipients have to travel to receive treatment at MOH hospitals. It is not meant to cover the entire journey’s cost.
  • Only recipients of Benefit 2 (Health Aid) and/ or Benefit 3 (Completing Cancer Treatment Incentive) are entitled to this transport cost incentive.
  • Maximum amount of assistance that can be received:
    • RM500 for Peninsular Malaysia
    • RM1,000 for Sabah/ Sarawak/ Labuan
  • The amount of incentive given is subject to the distance between the hospital and the recipient’s home based on a predetermined rate.
  • Application and proof of eligibility for Benefit 4 must be made by a Medical Social Worker or medical officer responsible for treating the patient.
  • Payment of incentive is made directly to the recipient via their registered bank accounts.