The Gov’t Plans To Transform MySejahtera Into A “Super App” For Public Health Management

The app would work as a surveillance tool for infectious diseases, vaccination records, health checkup appointment and more.
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During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MySejahtera app was utilised on a daily basis, with QR codes for scanning and check-ins wherever we go and even to the public restrooms. However, once the government declared that check-ins were no longer required from 1 May 2022, the usage of the app began to decline. Instead of letting the app die, the government wants to turn it into a “super app”.

According to The Edge Markets, Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni stated that the government plans to transform MySejahtera into a comprehensive digital public health super app. This app will utilise big data from all health-related information to guide the country’s health direction, including budget allocation, providing the best health services, and facilitating the people.

One of the plans is to use the data from the app and the Ministry of Health to identify those who are eligible for the Madani Medical Scheme initiative announced in Budget 2023. He also said that the ministry is dedicated to making MySejahtera a national public health management tool as part of the digitalization of health services.

The app will also be used for surveillance of infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, dengue, measles, rabies, hand, foot and mouth disease, vaccination records under the national immunization program, non-communicable disease screening for individuals aged 40 and above, registration for organ donation, blood type records, and appointments for health screening.

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