As the daily Covid-19 cases in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur remained high, the Ministry of Health (KKM) has released a step-by-step video guide on Twitter to help those who were confirmed positive for Covid-19 in Greater Klang Valley to practice self-isolation.
KKM added that this will make it easier for the healthcare authorities to assist those affected.
“If you have tested positive, you have to isolate yourself at home for 10 days, away from other people in the same house.”
“A digital Home Surveillance Order (HSO) will be issued through your MySejahtera application. Make sure you are registered with and have downloaded MySejahtera so that it is easier for us to contact you.”
“You have to carry out daily self-checks using the Home Assessment Tool (HAT) in MySejahtera so we can monitor you.”
“You will get a text message or a call from the Health Ministry if you do not do your self-assessment.” KKM said in the video posted on Twitter yesterday (1 August).
Meanwhile, they also highlighted the importance of self-assessment so the healthcare authorities can perform follow-up action.
“If you have no symptoms, you may continue to self-assess every day. If you have symptoms or are in the high-risk category, please physically go to the nearest Covid-19 assessment centre (CAC).”
“If you face breathing difficulties or need emergency treatment, please go to the nearest hospital.”
“Your health status will always be monitored via the virtual CAC and the call centre will contact you if you need attention.”
“If you need assistance, you may contact the CAC helpline at 03-7723 9299 between 8am and 9 p.m. every day.”
“For further details, please visit covid-19.moh.gov.my.” KKM said.
According to The Star, the Greater Klang Valley Special Task Force has on Monday (26 July) reported that virtual Covid-19 assessment centres had been activated to ensure an efficient management response.
Meanwhile, the Greater Klang Valley includes Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, southern Perak, northern Negri Sembilan and western Pahang.
The Special task force commander, Datuk Dr Chong Chee Keong said the new management guidelines will be in effect immediately and they are expecting to improve the healthcare delivery by streamlining the workflow processes in managing Covid-19 patients.
“The implementation of virtual CACs will decongest physical CACs, improve patient waiting time, and ensure early monitoring of all positive cases.”
To further improve the process, Dr Chong said that all Covid-19 patients in the Greater Klang Valley who are experiencing mild or no symptoms are to undergo home quarantine and remote surveillance instead of going to assessment centres.
At the same time, the close contacts of the Covid-19 patients are to self-isolate at home and no need for testing are required unless they are symptomatic.
Watch the step-by-step guide from KKM here: