The Malaysian government has recently announced a new app that will help the Ministry of Health to monitor the Covid-19 outbreak. The app aims to provide the health authorities with ample information to monitor the spread of Covid-19 hence take immediate actions in providing the treatments required through self-assessment.
MySejahtera helps users to get information on what to do if they do contact to a positive case
The app enables users to determine their health levels, identify nearby hospitals and clinics where they can get tested and also get as much information that they can on what to do if they do contact Covid-19 and where to get treatment.
In general, the app has self-assessment test involves six “yes or no” questions related to whether users have Covid-19 symptoms, contact, travel and so on. Users can store the information in case if they need treatment or if contact tracing to a positive case is required. Besides, users can also check in to the app and share their location or a photo with authorities which will also help authorities determine hotspots for the pandemic.
The app links users to medical video-consultation platform, Doctor On Call
The app also has key info such as Covid-19 hotline number as well as a Virtual Health Advisory that links users to medical video-consultation platform – Doctor On Call.
It also has a feed of updates on the latest situations including number of confirmed cases, recoveries and etc. Users can get global update as well that provides total numbers for the pandemic.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin revealed the app on March, 25
Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that the app was being developed to assist with contact tracing and allow the MOH to alert people who have been exposed to Covid-19 infectees. The app is managed by administrators within the Ministry of Health (MOH), with the assistance of National Security Council (NSC) and Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu).