MoH partners RHB, Axiata for e-wallet use at govt clinics

From left: Axiata Digital Ecode CEO Mohd Khairil Abdullah, RHB Banking group managing director Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Health Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min, and Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur State Health Department deputy director (public health) Dr Amin Sah Ahmad at the launch of Boost e-wallet at Klinik Kesihatan Cheras today. (Source: RHB)

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 26): The Ministry of Health (MoH) is collaborating with RHB Islamic Bank Bhd and Axiata Digital Ecode Sdn Bhd to facilitate cashless payments at government clinics through the use of the e-wallet, Boost.

RHB, in a press statement, said it is the main banker under this partnership to manage the collection and payment accounts, starting with four pilot locations, namely Klinik Kesihatan Cheras, Klinik Kesihatan Kuala Lumpur, Klinik Kesihatan Putrajaya Presint 18, and Klinik Kesihatan Seremban.

This follows RHB's collaboration with MoH in 2018, when the commercial bank first facilitated cashless transactions using bank cards at 56 government clinics across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Health minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, who officiated at the launch of the collaboration today, said the use of e-wallet adds value to MoH and counter services at government clinics.

"MoH hopes that this e-wallet payment facility will enhance the efficiency of service delivery of health clinics as well as provide customer-friendly facilities," the minister said.

RHB Banking group managing director Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli said the e-wallet facility is especially important to empower consumers, as well as government agencies, in providing convenient and safe payment facilities.

He applauded MoH for adapting to new technologies and driving digitalisation in the health sector.

"Digitalisation of such services goes beyond simplicity and convenience. It is secure and offers a wide range of incentives that will benefit our customers and members of the public.

"This partnership also allows RHB to meaningfully contribute towards a wider digitalised banking ecosystem where members of the public can experience the convenience of cashless transactions — literally at their fingertips," Khairussaleh added.