A lot of us rely on cashless payments, but just how far can it bring us? There are limitations to everything, but the Health Ministry has just bumped things up a notch with the introduction of Boost e-wallet for medical services.
According to Malaysiakini, Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said the cashless payment system was meant to diversify payment methods, thereby increasing efficiency of counter service. Goodbye long queues and fumbling with cash!
He added, “This cashless payment facility will not only provide convenience and comfort to patients, but will reduce the waiting time, which is a major problem facing patients.”
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For now, the Boost e-wallet has been placed in four stops - Cheras Health Clinic, Kuala Lumpur Health Clinic, Precinct 18 Putrajaya Health Clinic and Seremban Health Clinic.
Datuk Dzulkefly said, “In the next two years, we want to expand and operate nationwide as long as our facility has internet access and patients are still using their mobile phones. With that, we can make cashless payments anywhere.”
The Health Ministry will be the first ministry to make use of cashless payments for health-related projects, and we are pretty excited to see how effective it will be!
By: Celestine Foo