MySejahtera Is Getting Upgraded With More Features And Health Minister Assures Data Remain Secure

You may get more in-depth information on your body and health status with the help of these new features.
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We have been using MySejahtera virtually every day since the pandemic started. However, as we go into the endemic phase, there is no longer a requirement to check in using MySejahtera, many locations do not ask that visitors confirm their immunisation status, and most of us have already ceased using the app. The government has made the decision to improve the app’s functionality so that we will once again use it.

In a report by Malay Mail, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced the upgraded MySejahtera application and it now offers new functionality by giving users the most recent data on their health state.

In a tweet, Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin stated that the additional features are thought to help users monitor and get more information about their health status.

He claimed that the programme also allowed users to view children’s immunisation and health screening information, and he advised the Malaysian Family to upgrade the app right away to take advantage of the newest features.

Several images showcasing the enhanced features after being updated with the user’s health information, including height, blood pressure, and body weight, were also posted by Khairy in the same post.

The redesigned front page of MySejahtera.

Here you can check your body and health status.

Redesigned vaccination status page.

When the nation was first hit by the pandemic in early 2020, MySejahtera was introduced on 20 April 2020, and it served as a one-stop application to make it easier for users to get information and monitor Covid-19.

The MySejahtera application can now be updated through the Apple App Store and Google Playstore.

The National Health Screening Initiative’s (NHSI) screening records for patients at government clinics will be displayed in the app, the MOH announced in a statement today.

Under this module, information available is on height, body weight, BMI, blood type, health reports, laboratory test results and vaccination records.

For those undergoing health screening conducted by agencies such as ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd (PHCorp) via PeKa B40 programme, Social Security Organisation (Socso) via Health Screening Programme (HSP), National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) and others would be shown soon.

Ministry of Health

MOH made it clear that individuals who undergo private health screenings or receive immunisations at private medical facilities may also have their records uploaded by the centre.

The announcement stated that users of the application may also check the immunisation histories of newborn children who had received the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) injection at medical institutions as part of the National Immunisation Program.

The immunisation jabs displayed in MySejahtera are tetanus, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza, diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTAP), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Covid-19.

Ministry of Health

According to MOH, the general public has the option of using MySejahtera to retain their children’s immunisation data in addition to the immunisation record book.

The ministry also intends for MySejahtera to provide a range of health services, including prescription drugs, organ donation, appointments, teleconsultations, self-health screening input, and more.

In another MySejahtera related news reported by The Star, Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin gave assurance that the data in the app remains secure.

The app has never been hacked and since we are adding more features, we have done several things to secure it and will continue to do so in order to ensure its safety. User data is being kept by the ministry, not others.

Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin

According to Khairy, sharing of the data is only permitted with the user’s consent

After looking into complaints and reports of unsolicited one-time password (OTP) text messages and spam emails from the Covid-19 app’s helpdesk, Khairy gave the assurance that no MySejahtera users’ data had been compromised.

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