MySejahtera allows simultaneous check-in for dependents

The new function will expedite the check-in process at premises and facilitate the tracing of close contacts of Covid-19 patients

by S BIRRUNTHA/ pic by RAZAK GHAZALI

THE MySejahtera app has been upgraded with a new function which allows users to check-in their dependents simultaneously when signing in at premises.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said to use this new function, users must update their MySejahtera application to the 24th version.

“The new function was developed to expedite the check-in process, in line with the government’s intention to make it compulsory for all individuals entering any premises to record their attendance.

“This is also part of our measures to facilitate the tracing of close contacts of Covid-19 patients,” he said in his Covid-19 statement yesterday.

He added that users could now easily select the names of their family members that have been added on MySejahtera for check-in at premises.

“No limit has been set for the number of names that can be entered as the individual’s dependents,” he said.

Yesterday, the country recorded 12 new Covid-19 cases involving 10 local transmissions and two import cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said seven of the local cases yesterday were from the Tawar cluster, while two were related to the Sala cluster.

“Another local case was identified during the screening of patients with symptoms in the Sungai Buloh Hospital.

“As for the two import cases, both are non-Malaysians who were infected abroad in Syria and the Philippines,” he added.

The new cases yesterday brought the country’s overall total to 9,212.

Currently, 211 active cases are being treated at health facilities nationwide. Among the active cases yesterday, eight were placed in the intensive care unit with two of them requiring respiratory aid.

Seventeen patients recovered yesterday, increasing the total recovered cases in the country to 8,876 or 96.4% of the total cases. The country’s death tally remained at 125.

Additionally, Dr Noor Hisham noted that the Tawar cluster has recorded 46 cases, while the Sala cluster recorded six cases as of noon yesterday.

He said for the Tawar cluster, all the new cases were from the third-generation infection, with 1,135 people from Kedah, Penang and Perak screened for Covid-19.

For the Sala cluster, 273 individuals from Kedah and Penang underwent the screening.

In another development, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah was awarded the Darjah Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) award yesterday, which carries the “Tan Sri” title in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s official birthday.

He described the conferment as a symbol of appreciation to all frontliners and the Health Ministry’s staff in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Hopefully, the awards bestowed to all of us will burn our spirit to continue carrying out our duties for the health of the people and national security,” he said via Facebook yesterday.

Dr Noor Hisham also expressed his gratitude to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for the award.