KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 (Bernama) — More than 12,000 workers who were injured in accidents were retrained by the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) under its ‘Return to Work’ programme since 2007.
Deputy Human Resources Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib said 75 per cent of them who recovered were taken back by their employers.
He was speaking to reporters after presenting cheques for Expense Claim (BGB) and Temporary Disability Benefits (FHUS) to injured worker, Muhamad Aizat Md Arsat, 23, here, today.
Ismail said workers injured at the workplace or to and from work and suffered temporary disability could be sent to the SOCSO Rehabilitation Centre in Ayer Keroh, Melaka which was opened last year, to be trained by a private panel.
On another development, Ismail said SOCSO would be more proactive in settling benefit payments to workers involved in accidents as soon as the complete report was received in three days to a week.
Earlier, Ismail presented the BGB cheque for an implant expenditure amounting to RM14,787 to Muhamad Aizat’s father, Md Arsat Lambak, 57.
He also received the FHUS cheque for RM286.67 for being on medical leave from Jan 9 to 14.
Muhamad Aizat, a hotel employee, who was riding a motorcycle was injured in an accident on his way to work on Jan 9.
He was sent to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and was confirmed to have sustained head and spinal injuries.
Muhamad Aizat is still being treated at the UMMC Intensive Care Unit and is reported to be in stable condition.