Cancer patients should be covered for cosmetic surgery

Published on 14 Feb 2019 8:55:27 PM

National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) honorary patron Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said insurance companies should provide coverage for the expenditure on cosmetic surgeries on cancer patients as it is not merely for cosmetic purposes, but as part of their therapy to live a normal life.

Rafidah said insurance companies should not wait for the government to make the needed changes to Bank Negara Malaysia’s provisions on medical coverage on cosmetic surgeries or prosthetics.