The cost of dialysis like most specialized treatment is costly and high but there are 3 types of dialysis centres in Malaysia. They are government, private and NGO dialysis centres. Most poor and needy patients with permanent kidney failure are eligible for dialysis at the government hospitals at a nominal fee but due to inadequate availability of space the patients have to look for other sources such as private hospitals and centres run by NGOs.
Very poor patients are given free dialysis treatment after thorough means – testing by NKF’s Welfare Officers. NKF patients may also apply for other NKF subsidies.
You are advised to apply to the Social Security Organization (SOSCO) if you are eligible. Some of the agencies offering financial aid are the Department of Social Welfare, the National Welfare Foundation, etc. The contact numbers are:
SOSCO, 03-4264 5000
Department of Social Welfare, 03-83231656/1658
National Welfare Foundation, 03-83232451
NKF gives priority to poor kidney patients who do not have or have limited resources for dialysis treatment. Government servants and their dependents are eligible for government sponsorship of their dialysis treatment and should seek treatment in government, private or other NGO facilities.
Please refer to CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION INTO NKF
The National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) has its own Welfare Officers who can help you find out which programs you are eligible for and which will meet your needs. He or she can usually direct and guide you to the right agencies.
The National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia charges a fee of RM90 per dialysis treatment; after the approval of RM100 per dialysis treatment subsidy from The Ministry of Health, treatment is free. In order to get into the program, the patient has to fill in all the relevant forms and submit documents such as photo copies of IC, the relevant bills, salary slips and financial status through the NKF centre where the patient wants to do his dialysis. This will be submitted to the Welfare Department of National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia for approval.
Please refer to Subsidies For NKF Patients
Please refer to Patient Support Group