Health Ministry Hospitals and Clinics Will Go Cashless Starting October!

Starting October 1st, all Health Ministry facilities including clinics and hospitals will only accept cashless payments via debit cards, credit cards, and e-wallets. 

According to The Star, the Health Ministry announced that a customer is only allowed to pay with cash if the said individual does not have a bank account or access to cashless payments. 

health ministry hospitals and clinics will go cashless starting october!Photo via The Star

“In line with the Health Ministry anti-corruption plan and the Malaysia Digital Economic Blueprint 2021, all ministry facilities will only receive cashless payments through payment modes such as debit cards, credit cards, and e-wallets, beginning October 1st,” said the ministry’s secretary-general, Datuk Harjeet Singh. 

Harjeet said going cashless is meant to reduce risks of leakages involving public funds, facilitate the payment process, reduce exposure to COVID-19 and cut costs in the revenue collection process. 

He also said that the ministry expects 95% of transactions at its hospitals and clinics to be cashless by the end of the year.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat