Patient Assistance Program

PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

To provide financial assistance to poor, needy and deserving heart patients to obtain medical treatment:

  • at IJN or in other hospitals in Malaysia if such treatment is not available in IJN, or
  • outside Malaysia if such treatment is not available locally

To assist, and give relief to poor, needy and deserving patients by providing medical or financial assistance including:

  • devices such as pacemakers, intra cardioverter defibrillator, valves, etc.
  • travel and daily allowances, accommodation, meals, funeral expenses, etc.
Year No. of patients Amount (RM) Adults Vs Paediatric
2006 76 1.3 million
2007 85 1.2 million
2008 166 3.2 million
2009 73 2.2 million
2010 75 2.1 million
2011 54 2.0 million
2012 182 4.0 million
2013 86 3.0 million 43 Adults
43 Paediatric
2014 125 3.8 million 64 Adults
61 Paediatric
2015 124 3.5 million 71 Adults
53 Paediatric
2016 157 3.9 million 80 Adults
77 Paediatric
As at September 2017 105 2.7 million 59 Adults
46 Paediatric

DISBURSEMENT UNDER PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

(RM4,190,007)

Legend:

Procedure/Surgery:  invasive and non-invasive procedures and surgeries

Heart Device:  devices for weak heart or with dangerously abnormal heart rhythm such as Implantable CardioverterDefibrillator (ICD), Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT), mitraclip, MICRA leadless, etc

Financial assistance:  food, traveling and accommodation allowances