PUTRAJAYA: The appointment system in the existing MySejahtera application for all government health facilities will be expanded to reduce congestion at registration counters and waiting areas.
Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa (pic) said the ministry is committed in its efforts to digitalise all health systems in line with the ministry's Digital Strategic Plan (PSP) 2021-2025 under the second Core Strategy which is the Strengthening of New Technology.
"The service that will be included are outpatient treatment, National Health Screening Initiative (NHSI), Peka B40 health screening, pre-employment / pre-education health inspection, pre-marriage screening, Stop Smoking Service (KBM), family planning services and health procedures such as wound treatment and others," she said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 28).
The service has been implemented in 673 health clinics in phases beginning with the NHSI programme, PeKA B40, KBM, and will be expanded to other services in stages.
She said the appointment system was meant to help health facilities to plan and arrange their service schedule based on their respective capacity and also to prevent congestion at registration counters and waiting areas.
She said among the advantages of this online appointment system is that clients can plan visits to primary health facilities according to the appointed time.
"Other than that, clients can change their schedule through the MySejahtera application without having to call the health facility.
"This system will also have the Automated Reminder so that clients can attend their appointment according to the schedule date and time," she said.
She added for emergency cases such as fever or contagious diseases, the public can straight go to any clinic without having to make any appointment.
The appointment system in MySejahtera application for 2023 has begun and bookings can be made starting Wednesday.