Healthcare schemes for the lower-income group: Helpful or harmful?

Patients waiting even during the lunch hour at the BM General Hospital

BFM speaks to Jeyakumar Devaraj, who has been quite vocal about the government’s health protection schemes for the bottom 40% of household.

He talks about the recently launched Peduli Kesihatan (PeKa B40) scheme  and his concerns about the mySalam national protection scheme.

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Presented by: Joyce Goh, Julian Ng, Sharidz Abdullah

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Jeyakumar Devaraj
Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, a long-time Aliran member and contributor, served as Member of Parliament for Sungai Siput from 2008 to 2018. A respiratory physician who was awarded a gold medal for community service, he is also a secretariat member of the Coalition Against Health Care Privatisation and chairperson of the Socialist Party of Malaysia.

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