Covid-19 Testing Mandatory For KPJ Healthcare Staff

source – berita harian

KPJ Healthcare Berhad is making it mandatory for staff members to undergo COVID-19 testing as an extra precaution to curb the spread of the virus to prevent disruption to healthcare services.


Covid-19 Testing Mandatory For KPJ Healthcare Staff

KPJ Healthcare Berhad is making it mandatory for staff members to undergo COVID-19 testing as an extra precaution to curb the spread of the virus to prevent disruption to healthcare services.

 KPJ Healthcare, in a statement today, said with more than 4,000 COVID-19 cases being reported daily and the emergence of the new Omicron variant in Malaysia, the company has taken the proactive approach of mandatory surveillance testing at the workplace to monitor and address possible future outbreaks.

According to the statement, the surveillance testing allows for early identification of individuals with COVID-19 who have developed an immune response, even if they were asymptomatic.

source - gard

“This will provide the necessary protection for the company’s employees and make sure its hospitals are safe for patients to receive their treatments.

“To make it seamless, the company provides self-test kits for its employees, and subsequently they will need to upload the results unto the ‘Surveillance Test Declaration’ centralised platform for further analysis and monitoring," it added.

KPJ Healthcare president and managing director Ahmad Shahizam Mohd Shariff said: “The private sector has a critical role to play in ramping up voluntary screenings, and deploying mass COVID-19 testing is essential if economies are to reopen.

“Businesses will need to quickly and accurately identify infections and make sure employees, contractors and suppliers are isolated in order to ensure business continuity."

Source: BERNAMA 

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