Escalating Health Care Costs Burdens Government


As lifestyle changes from slow to fast in Malaysia due to rapid developments, urbanization and industrialization, poor health is a growing threat to the country’s workforce. Lifestyle related illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, heart and liver problems, and cancer are on an increasing trend. SOCSO pays RM158.37 million per year to those found medically unfit to work and RM222.86 million in survivor...



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