At the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF), the welfare of patients is of paramount importance. The NKF Welfare Department ensures that the physical, emotional, psychological, social and financial well-being of patients is taken care of through its various programmes.
These stringent procedures are necessary as the fees for dialysis treatment are subsidised by NKF and the Government. NKF lowered its dialysis treatment fees for non-sponsored patients from RM100.00 to RM90.00 per treatment with effect from 1 April 2015. Successful applicants will need to pay RM90.00 per dialysis treatment on admission. NKF will help eligible patients to apply for the Ministry of Health (MOH) subsidy of RM100.00 per dialysis treatment. The MOH subsidy was increased from RM50 to RM100 per dialysis treatment with effect from 1 January 2018.
At NKF, each dialysis treatment costs approximately RM170. The rate for self-paying patients is RM90 per treatment and those subsidised by MOH do not have to pay; the balance of RM80.00 per treatment for each NKF patient is subsidised by NKF via its fundraising efforts.
Note: NKF subsidised more than 1,600 dialysis patients in 2018, which incurred expenses of more than RM14 million.