Covid-19 centres go virtual to boost delivery


PUTRAJAYA: Covid-19 patients in the Greater Klang Valley with mild or no symptoms need not go to Covid-19 Assessment Centres (CACs) but can undergo home quarantine and remote surveillance instead.

This is now possible with the activation of virtual CACs by the Greater Klang Valley special task force.

Task force commander Datuk Dr Chong Chee Kheong said the new management guidelines would take effect immediately and were expected to improve healthcare delivery by streamlining the workflow processes in managing Covid-19 patients.He said the virtual CACs for the Greater Klang Valley had been activated following reports that CACs here were overwhelmed by the current surge of cases.

“The virtual CACs are part of the eCovid-19 system responsible for monitoring patient conditions, which enables easy and quick referrals for patients experiencing worsening symptoms to the nearest CAC or hospital.

“We have come up with a seven- point guideline to inform patients who have tested positive and are asymptomatic or experiencing mild symptoms on what they need to do,” he said in a statement.

The first step on the to-do list is for patients to immediately self-isolate at home.

They must also download the MySejahtera app to report their Covid-19 positive test result and will receive their digital home surveillance order (HSO).

Dr Chong said positive patients had to complete the Home Assessment Tool in MySejahtera daily.Patients who are required to visit the nearest CAC for a clinical assessment will be notified via MySejahtera or the call centre, while those in need of assistance can contact the CAC call centre or the Health Ministry’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre hotline.

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