Selangor Journal
The SELangkah app developed by the Selangor state government makes it easier for the public to check records on the efforts to fight the spread of Covid-19. — Picture by SELANGORKINI

SELangkah function expanded as personal digital health record book — MB

By Zareef Muzammil

SHAH ALAM, June 15 — The SELangkah app’s function has been expanded to include a health record book, in line with developments of the digital era.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said results from the ongoing Selangor Saring free health screening programme will be displayed in the app and kept as individuals’ health records for future references.

“This move is in line with the efforts to turn Selangor into a Smart State by 2025. Apart from improving data access efficiency, individuals can monitor their health developments in real-time.

“Early treatment can be administered when necessary. Thus many can benefit from the investment made in this application,” he said in a Facebook post.

Amirudin also urged state citizens to register on SELangkah to get free screening for heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney failure as well as cervical and breast cancer.

On May 28, Selgate Healthcare Sdn Bhd general manager Dr Jeevarajah Ratnarajah advised participants not to delete the app once they have completed the free health screening.

He said this is because the medical results of Selangor Saring’s participants will be recorded in their SELangkah profile as a health record for future reference.

The state government allocated RM3.4 million for the Selangor Saring programme, which is meant to help around 39,000 people, especially those with a history of hereditary ailments, overweight individuals, or those living unhealthy lifestyles.

The programme, which started on May 22 and will run until September 4, includes eye exams, blood and urine tests, and screening for various types of cancers.

Saring Selangor offers health screening for three categories of ailments including non-communicable diseases like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney failure; cancer (colorectal, prostate, cervix and breast), as well as optical diseases including myopia, glaucoma and retina.

 

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