HSBC Malaysia and PayNet have enabled contactless payment via DuitNow QR for hospitals under KPJ Healthcare Berhad, starting with those located in Kuala Lumpur.
The contactless payment method will be accepted at the Drive-Thru Covid-19 Test facility before being implemented for other wellness and health packages offered by KPJ Tawakkal in Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, the first KPJ hospital to adopt the national QR code standard.
Patients can make bookings in advance and pay by scanning the interoperable QR code at the drive-thru payment kiosk, website, mobile app, Instagram, or Facebook. The contactless nature of the DuitNow QR allows for the safety and welfare of KPJ patients and also helps patients avoid queues at hospital counters.
“The Covid-19 pandemic and the CMCO continues to impact businesses in Malaysia and we believe that we can support our clients by supporting their customers and providing them with efficient access to payment and collection services during this unprecedented time, and our solution for KPJ is a testament to that belief,” said Andrew Sill, Country Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Malaysia.
Group CEO of PayNet Peter Schiesser added, “As the operator of Malaysia’s national DuitNow QR code system, we are very pleased to see DuitNow QR contactless payments playing a role to help fight the virus. For KPJ, not only is DuitNow QR a payment method for the Drive-Thru Covid-19 screening test but also for the settlement of medical bills without the need for physical contact.”
Schiesser also revealed that KPJ has signed up as a JomPAY biller, allowing its patients to make safe payments to KPJ using its JomPAY biller code.
After KPJ Tawakkal, HSBC and PayNet will be rolling out the DuitNow QR payment method to another 14 KPJ hospitals by the end of the month.