News & Reviews: Khairy Jamaluddin
Sep 30, 2022
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today revealed that a total of 252,767 individuals have been screened for non-communicable diseases (NCD) as of yesterday (29 September 2022). The figure was recorded in MySejahtera, part of several health features that were previously added to the application.
Sep 24, 2022
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin yesterday announced that the government will provide free WiFi for visitors and patients at all government hospitals in Malaysia. Moreover, Khairy said that the initiative will be implemented at Hospital Rembau in Negeri Sembilan first before being expanded to other public hospitals nationwide.
Starting 4 July, MySejahtera’s Traveller Pass is no longer needed for Malaysians returning from overseasJul 02, 2022
Recently, we shared a few essential tech tips for post-pandemic international travel, including familiarising yourself with a specific country’s contact tracing app. Well, that includes our country’s own MySejahtera app, which until today requires those entering Malaysia to fill in its Traveller Pass feature.
However, the requirement will be rescinded starting this 4 July 2022 for Malaysians coming back home from overseas, though it will still be enforced for foreign nationals entering our country. This was announced by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin through a Ministry of Health statement yesterday.
May 27, 2022
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that the MySejahtera app will be reactivated starting from today in order to better deal with monkeypox infections. He further elaborated that travellers coming from countries with reported monkeypox cases will be sent an alert on the app.
May 12, 2022
Recently, MySejahtera added a new Infectious Disease Tracker feature in version 1.1.9 of the app, whereby it detects hotspots near the user that has infectious disease cases. Now, the feature has been upgraded to provide even more data, this time to include cases of Tuberculosis (TB).
Apr 27, 2022
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that MySejahtera check-ins will no longer be mandatory in order to enter premises or public areas. This latest Covid-19 SOP leniency will be in effect starting from 1 May 2022.
Health Minister: 2.93 million Malaysians to lose ‘fully vaccinated’ status by 1 April unless they get the booster doseMar 21, 2022
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has revealed that 34.4% of the adult population in Malaysia has yet to get the Covid-19 vaccine booster dose. That amounts to approximately 7.5 million people in our country.
Furthermore, out of the number, Khairy said that 2.1 million are recipients of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine and another 835000 are senior citizens. He then urged the two categories above to take the booster dose by 1 April 2022 or risk losing their ‘fully vaccinated’ status in MySejahtera.
5.9 million people use MySJ Trace in Malaysia, over 124600 Covid-19 contacts identified through the featureMar 15, 2022
The MySJ Trace function which was added to the MySejahtera app in December last year has proved to be successful in conducting contact tracing of Covid-19 positive cases in Malaysia. In fact, a total of 124643 Covid-19 close or casual contacts have been identified by the feature as of 15 February 2022.
Revealed by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin in a Parliamentary written reply yesterday, the feature, which uses Bluetooth technology to detect close proximity is currently being used by 5971117 people in Malaysia. For reference, the MySejahtera app has over 24.5 million users in our country throughout all platforms, meaning that only around 25% of users have opted for MySJ Trace.
Mar 01, 2022
With the rising cases of COVID-19 nowadays, you or other people that you know may have been labelled as casual contact in your MySejahtera (MySJ) app. That will change today as our Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin officially tweeted that the MySJ trace and check-ins will no longer show that.
Dec 29, 2021
Just yesterday, the MySejahtera app had a new update that allows people to trace a person nearby who is covid-infected. To make sure that everyone is safe, our Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin would like to advise everyone to turn on the Bluetooth at all times.