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Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari (second from left) during a briefing session on the Covid-19 home assessment tool at the community screening at Dewan Beringin in Taman Seri Gombak, Gombak, on June 20, 2021. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

RM1.25 mln allocated for Covid-19 home assessment kits

By Mustakim Ramli

GOMBAK, June 21 — The Selangor government has allocated RM1.25 million for the home assessment kits that are provided to those who were suspected Covid-19 positive.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the cost of the kit is estimated at RM200 each and it includes N95 face masks, a thermometer, an oximeter, medicine and a saliva test kit.

“If one household has five people tested positive, for example, then we will provide one oximeter for all but the medication will be given to one person each,” he said when met after a visit to the community screening programme at Dewan Beringin in Taman Seri Gombak, here yesterday.

Amirudin said the state government is prepared to increase the number of kits depending on the current developments to ensure those who are undergoing home quarantine would be able to assess their health conditions at home.

“… they can contact the PKD (district health office) if their condition worsens. Some cases were found to be asymptomatic… therefore there would be provided a guideline on self-care during quarantine,” he added.

The Home Assessment Tool initiative was announced in the Kita Selangor Package 2.0 and was introduced to prevent the rising number of deaths categorised as “brought in dead” (BID).

The kits as well as food baskets provided by the state administration are distributed by the community service centres.

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