Malacca launches trust fund to help people with medical bills
MALACCA: The state government officiated the launch of a trust fund to help its people who cannot afford to pay their medical bills.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the Melaka Health Trust Fund would help certain categories of people.
Applications for aid would go through a committee supervised by the state government.
Several criteria apply in order to be eligible, such as the absence of any other financial assistance and having outstanding housing and vehicle loans.
A sum of RM430,000 was raised through donations from 20 state government and private agencies at the launch of the fund on Tuesday.
Ali Rustam said that there had been a rise in the number of people seeking medical treatment of late. Bernama