COVID-19 Task Force Supporting Malaysian Amidst the Resurgence of Cases
Kuala Lumpur, 9 February 2022 – In view of the continuous rise in new daily COVID-19 cases reaching above ten thousand, DOC2US, Malaysia’s first telemedicine provider that issues digitally signed e-prescriptions in compliance with the Ministry of Health, reiterated its commitment to support Malaysians in fighting COVID-19 with the free Virtual Health Advisory via the MySejahtera and DOC2US app.
Dr Raymond Choy, Chief Executive Officer of DOC2US, said “According to Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, the growing number of cases is expected to top 15,000 soon, amidst the Omicron wave. We observed renewed concerns amongst the public on COVID-19 and the new variants on the free Virtual Health Advisory we have been providing since March 2020 until today.”
The DOC2US COVID-19 Task Force is a voluntary telemedicine service to help the public gain adequate information about the spread and the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce patient-medical healthcare specialist contact. Currently manned by 125 volunteering doctors and healthcare professionals, the Task Force has logged more than 2.2 million hours to date in providing medical advice on COVID-19 and related health issues to the public since March 2020.
Recently, MOH has subdivided COVID-19 symptoms into Category 2A and 2B, and only those displaying symptoms of Category 2B and above are required to go to an assessment centre (CAC). According to COVIDNOW by MOH shows that 87.7% of active Covid-19 cases are home quarantined, whereas 5.7% are hospitalised and 0.2% require Intensive Care Units.
“The Task Force is an effort aimed to reduce the burden of the public healthcare system. We also want to inform the public of the available help and options readily accessible to them especially while they are quarantined at home. We hope that our medical advisory services will help alleviate the angst of infected individuals who might feel helpless and isolated.” Dr Raymond added.
To access the free Virtual Health Advisory through MySejahtera, you can simply log on to your MySejahtera App, click on Digital Healthcare under the expanded Menu tab, and click Virtual Health Advisory. Alternatively, you can access via DOC2US app or https://www.doc2us.com, and click on the COVID-19 Advisory tab.
Introducing DOC2US, Your Trusted Online Doctor. With its name synonymous to “talk to us”, DOC2US is a mobile application that allows you to talk to a doctor or any healthcare professionals via text chat at any time and from anywhere.