Materia Medica Malaysiana

May 3, 2007

Physio centre for claimants

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 3:35 pm

Star: KUALA TERENGGANU: Some 19,000 applicants for Social Security Organisation (Socso) aid nationwide suffer from backaches, neck, shoulder and knee pains.
On realising the seriousness of the matter, the Human Resources Ministry has established a physiotherapy centre, dubbed BADC, in Ampangan and Ipoh to treat such ailments, said Deputy Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Bakar.
“The centre is modelled on those in Finland and Luxemburg where effective treatment is given to those suffering from such ailments,” he said here yesterday.
On cases of several Socso claims being rejected immediately by the board, Abdul Rahman said that in most cases, the applications were incomplete or without supporting documentation.
He noted that an average of two to three per cent of the applications were rejected annually.
“Claimants can appeal for reconsideration and our panel of doctors will make the decision on whether to accept or otherwise,” he said.

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