In accordance with the Employees' Social Security Act ( Internal Circular Volume 1 Year 1999), SOCSO has provided haemodialysis facilities and support for qualified Insured Person, who suffers from chronic renal disease "End Stage Renal Failure" (ESRF).
The haemodialysis treatment is one of the facility provided by SOCSO for Insured Person, as part of its rehabilitation benefits programme. This treatment is provided free of charge at any SOCSO dialysis panel centres, government hospital or centres run by either NGOs or private dialysis centres.
SOCSO will reimburse Insured Person that undergo haemodialysis treatment at non-SOCSO dialysis panel centre and government hospital subjected to SOCSO's terms and conditions. The alternative treatment for dialysis that is Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) can be considered.
SOCSO has expanded its dialysis support by donating haemodialysis machines for NGO to run their dialysis centres.
To ensure that the dialysis facilities and support structure is well administered and managed, the Dialysis Unit was established under the Medical and Rehabilitation Branch in 1998.
Dialysis Unit Objectives
Dialysis Assistance Facilities
To manage the appointment of dialysis centres
To manage the requests for dialysis treatment
To manage bill payments for dialysis treatments provided
To manage the welfare of the patients under the care of SOCSO
To manage payments for other dialysis related expenses
To manage donations of dialysis machines to dialysis centres operated by NGOs or other charitable bodies
Haemodialysis treatments in panel centres under SOCSO, non-SOCSO and government hospital
CAPD treatment method
Subsidized injection of Erythropoietin (EPO)
Subsidized purchase of Immunosuppressants for patients covered by insurance subsequent to their kidney transplant procedure
Payment coverage for Arteriovenous Fistulae (AV Fistulae) procedures
Dialysis centres operated by NGOs or charitable bodies (subject to terms and conditions)
Dialysis machine donations for haemodialysis treatments