Malaysian Medical Association says that check-in with QR code is no longer helpful

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While the COVID-19 cases dramatically increased in the past few weeks, the Malaysian Medical Association suggests that the QR code scanning feature that we use to check into places is no longer helpful. The president, Dr Koh Kar Chai, also said that it might be time to consider taking down the feature from the MySejahtera app.

"The use of Mysejahtera allowed contact tracing to be done during the height of the pandemic, a feat that would have been impossible without the MySejahtera app. However, it may have outlived its usefulness as a contact tracing app," said Dr Koh in an official statement. He also added that the app should be put to better use as it has been adopted by a large number of the population across the nation, such as "a personal health record as it is already linked to individual IDs and is non-transferable."

Furthermore, Dr Koh raised concerns regarding data security as well after knowing about the app's ownership on social media. He hoped that "the government will continue being proactive in securing the trust of the people in the app with the hope that it can ultimately be used in the management of health records in the move towards an effective healthcare system for the country."

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