Brunei powers up AI web features for medical app


  • Brunei
  • Friday, 03 Apr 2020

FIVE new features will be available in the recently launched artificial intelligence (AI)-powered web application www.healthinfo.gov.bn today which will further aid the Health Ministry in combating the spread of Covid-19 in Brunei Darussalam.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dr Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah highlighted the new features at a joint press conference at the Health Ministry yesterday.

He said the additional features will include SMS authentication, direct reporting tool, health education tool and FAQs, government press statements and Covid-19 activity traces (Hotspots).

Users will be able to see an added security feature on the new landing page where they will be prompted to key in a mobile phone number to authenticate and a verification code will be sent via SMS.

Amin said both local and international numbers are accommodated especially for those visiting Brunei and have yet to obtain a local phone number.

He added that the features which included the FAQs feature enables users to look up answers to the questions they have on the coronavirus.

Users no longer have to call the Health Advice 148 if questions have been answered through this feature.

One of the most used features, was the Direct Reporting Tool which users can use to report themselves should they feel that they are showing symptoms which will link directly to the Health Ministry’s Information Management System so a tracing can be made to help the ministry.

Amin added that since it was launched on March 24,27,000 individuals submitted their self-assessment. — Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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