By Ida Nadirah Ibrahim
SHAH ALAM, June 5 — The Selangor government has merged its SELangkah (Langkah Masuk Dengan Selamat) Covid-19 contact tracing system with the MySejahtera application developed by the Federal administration.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the joint effort was met to widen the reach and scope in contact tracing while relying on pre-existing measures.
“This newly created integration between SELangkah and MySejahtera would mean premise owners who have been using SELangkah can continue using the system without making any changes.
“This would also enable the sharing of data between the two digital systems, which would make it easier for existing SELangkah users… The users would be able to use the MySejahtera application to scan SELangkah QR code, aside from using the pre-existing modalities,” he said in a statement today.
Amirudin said due to the overwhelmingly positive response towards SELangkah, the state government, through the Selangor Task Force for Covid-19 (STFC), had set the way forward and trained over 30 health officers on May 20 to conduct the contact tracing process via SELangkah.
“The contact tracing carried out by the health personnel will be integrated across both MySejahtera application and SELangkah system.
“To date, more than 250 searches have already been performed in the SELangkah,” said Amirudin, adding that the SELangkah information logs are made accessible to enforcement officers from various government agencies as well as state and local authorities.
Amirudin had on May 28 met with representatives from the Health Ministry, which included its minister, Dr Adham Baba, to discuss future strategies between the central and state governments on curbing the spread of the Covid-19 infection.