New Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR, 9 JANUARY 2012 -
The government will provide aid in the form of equipment and medicine worth RM5,000 under the "Azam 1Malaysia" programme for youths in the low-income group who wish to practise Chinese medicine, said Deputy, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Heng Seai Kei.
She said individuals with a monthly income of RM2,000 were eligible for the aid, but would first have to register with the Malaysian Chinese Medicine Physicians and Acupuncturists Association.
"We will help them to start up the practices by providing equipment and medicine recommended by the association," she said when opening the Malaysian Chinese Physicians and Acupuncturists Association Centre at the Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park here yesterday.
The centre have 12 renowned Chinese physicians, besides 20 therapists and trained volunteers, for traditional Chinese medicine treatment.
It offers free treatment services on Sundays from 9am to noon.
Heng said currently, some 3,000 traditional Chinese medicine practitioners were registered with the Health Ministry.