MALAYSIA SPENT RM 48.22 MILLION (USD 10.36 MILLION) ON ARMED FORCES’ MEDICAL NEEDS THIS YEAR

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia- The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), spent RM 48.22 million (USD 10.36 million), on the medical needs of its personnel, from Jan until Nov, this year.

Defence Minister, Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, said, within the same period, RM 1.46 million (USD 360,000) was spent on medical equipment for those in need.

“Between Jan and Nov this year, the MAF had provided medical services to 94,366 of its serving personnel and veterans, and their dependants,” he said, in reply to a question from Senator Mustapa Kamal Mohd Yusoff, at the Dewan Negara (Parliament) sitting, here, today.

Hishammuddin also said that, 3,600 rural communities had received benefits, including medical facilities, from 25 Jiwa Murni (Pure Heart) programmes, of the MAF until Nov, this year.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK