KLANG: It is important for both the Perikatan Nasional government and the state government to work together in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, says Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.
The Mentri Besar said he was open to the synchronisation and sharing of data between the Federal Government’s MySejahtera and the state government’s Selangkah applications. Both applications were developed to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic.
“In my first meeting with the Health Minister (Datuk Seri) Dr Adham (Baba), we highlighted about synchronisation of the data.
“Recently, when we met up with the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy (Jamaluddin), it was raised again to combine data and analysis, ’’ he said in a dialogue with Star Media Group adviser Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, Karangkraf Group chairman Datuk Dr Hussamuddin Yaacub and former Utusan Melayu group chief editor Tan Sri Johan Jaafar.
The discussion, which is in collaboration with the Asia News Network, was conducted in Wong’s Facebook Timeline and titled “Covid-19 Fight: Red Zone Selangor”.
Amirudin, who was answering Hussamuddin’s question if the data from both the applications would be synchronised, said there was a positive outcome in his latest meeting with Dr Adham on the synchronisation of data.
He also said Dr Adham had agreed for the state’s officer to go to the MySejahtera command centre in line with the synchronisation plan.
“With accurate data, there could be better analysis and projection as to the path and location of the pandemic, ” he said, citing how the state government was able to predict an outbreak in Jalan Othman market based on the analysis of data.