Covid-19: Undocumented migrants still fearful to be screened, says Doctors without Borders


KUALA LUMPUR: The government may have allowed suspected undocumented foreigners to be tested and treated for Covid-19 for free but they are still fearful of the existing policy that requires doctors to report them, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without Borders.

MSF head of mission in Malaysia Beatrice Lau said that the government should repeal Circular 10/ 2001 that requires doctors to report "illegal immigrants" seeking healthcare services to the police and immigration authorities.

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