Good news for civil servants who retire under the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) scheme and their dependents are now eligible to obtain free medical facilities at government hospitals, as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The decision was a mark of appreciation for the service they rendered to the country.
Civil servants who are on EPF scheme who are on a mandatory retirement or those who retire under Section 6A (6) of Act 227/239 are eligible for the facilities.
These covered those who are on a mandatory retirement from the federal or state civil service or from the local government.
It did not cover those who chose to resign or leave the service on their own accord. Previously, the facilities are only given to those who retire under the pension scheme.