Nearly 200,000 disabled received Covid-19 stimulus, says deputy minister


Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff says nearly 200,000 disabled individuals have received the Prihatin economic stimulus package. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 6, 2020.

NEARLY 200,000 disabled persons (OKU) have benefited from an allocation of RM25 million through the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin) announced by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin last March, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff said they were the 87,910 recipients of Disabled Workers Allowance (EPC), 75,722 recipients of financial assistance for OKUs incapable of work and 26,368 recipients of financial assistance for the carers of the bed-ridden and chronically ill.


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