Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar at a news conference after attending the Closing Ceremony of the National Weight Management Programme and the launch of World Day for Physical Activity 2022 at the Ministry of Health in Putrajaya. PIX: AMIRUL SHAUFIQ / MalaysiaGazette / 30 MARCH 2022. MySejahtera check-in
Khairy Jamaluddin

By Mohammad Arif Nizam

PUTRAJAYA – The Ministry of Health (MOH) will be studying the effectiveness of the MySejahtera mobile application check-in function for a month before deciding to scrap off the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to enter premises.

Its Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said that the MOH will study the movement patterns and Covid-19 infection in the period following the reopening of national borders and other relaxations beginning this Friday due to the endemic transition phase.

“I want to wait for a while. The reopening of borders and relaxation, opening of fast and such.

“I want to see if there are any changes in the form of mobility and infections, where the infections happen.

“If there is no obvious changes within a few weeks, we can stop it,” he said after the Closing Ceremony of the National Integrated Weight Management Programme at his ministry today.

He was asked to comment on the recommendation by the Malaysian Medical Association (MMC) on the termination of premise check-in practice as the country has entered the endemic phase.

Meanwhile, Khairy said that the data on infection and mobility is still in the MySejahtera application and it is fair to stop the practice if no significant changes are detected.

The government had abolished the SOP on body temperature check and check-in record book since 11 February.

Senior Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said that the premise owners no longer need to provide body temperature scanning devices and record books at their premise entrance after the abolishment.

However, MySejahtera check-in was still compulsory.

Meanwhile, the MySejahtera check-in function was introduced on 1 June 2020.

The function involved the QR Code registration of premises, where, patrons need to scan and check-in before entering any premises.

It was also easy to use as they no longer need to fill up manual forms and it was also safe as it could reduce the risk of infection through surface touches by avoiding sharing stationery and reduce the time of waiting before entering a premise. -MalaysiaGazette