Malaysia must ramp up testing

THE current policy of the Health Ministry is to only run tests on the persons under investigation (PUI). Even the persons under surveillance (PUS) were not tested but were instead counselled, given a Health Assessment Tool (HAT) brochure and told to self-isolate for the next 14 days.

This modus operandi is probably due to the shortage of test kits and finite funding when the first Covid-19 case was announced to the world by China on Dec 31, 2019.

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