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Selcare health workers taking the initiative to invite foreigners to attend the Covid-19 free targeted community screening at Dataran Otomobil, in Section 15, Shah Alam, on March 7, 2021. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

Selcare conducts house-to-house checks to ensure screening of foreign workers

By Nadiah Zamlus

SHAH ALAM, March 7 — Community screening health workers are going from house-to-house to find foreigners to ensure they undergo the Covid-19 testing.

Selcare Clinic manager Mohd Noor Md Nasir said this initiative was done by its health workers and the local council as a majority of the group still does not know about the free screening programme.

“Our health workers will search for the foreigners’ place of stay around the screening location and then advise them to attend the Covid-19 screening organised by the Selangor government because it is free.

“The result of the proactive measures taken by the health workers was positive because until 10am, almost 200 foreigners registered for the Covid-19 screening,” he said at the Covid-19 targeted community screening programme at Dataran Otomobil in Section 15 here.

Mohd Noor said this time the screening location was focussed in Dataran Otomobil as the area have many hostels for foreign workers apart from it being the focal point for the public.

“On the other hand, we want more non-citizens to be screened, considering that they live in the community along with the locals.

“Of course, this programme will not be successful if this group is ignored,” he said.

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