Merana scheme extended to unlisted Malaysian facilities

Malaysia: Foreign Ministry and the Maldivian Embassy are looking into the death of a Maldivian citizen in Malaysia.

The Merana Healthcare Insurance scheme of Aasandha Company has been extended to cover unlisted clinics and hospitals in Malaysia.

The scheme was introduced last December to include locals in Malaysia to be covered with the benefits of the government healthcare scheme. The scheme was only allowed in registered facilities in the country.

However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the travel restrictions imposed in the country has led to restrictions for locals to obtain health services. 

In Malaysia, a ban on traveling further than 10 kilometers from the residence is in place to control the virus. This means, that some locals in Malaysia are restricted from traveling to facilities that are registered but remain out of that range. 

Registered facilities may also not exist within that range, noted the Aasandha Company which cited these reasons for extending the scheme to cover unregistered facilities. 

If a local is faced with such a situation, they can obtain affordable healthcare from the closest available facility and submit the official documents, which will then be covered under the scheme.