MySejahtera was never sold to a private firm by the government, says Khairy

By Nurin Nazifa

PETALING JAYA, 29 March 2022: The Ministry of Health (MOH) informed that the government has never sold the MySejahtera application to any private company, according to The Star report.

Apart from that, Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said the Ministry emphasised that MySejahtera data was under the ministry’s supervision since it was first used.

“In this regard, the use and management of MySejahtera data must comply with the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342), the Medical Act 1971, and international standards,” said Khairy.

Khairy further added that the data transactions from the app are transferred to cloud server networks daily and can only be accessed for MySejahtera usage.

MOH hopes that the public will continue to use the MySejahtera application without hesitation. 

“The confidentiality of public data is guaranteed and the MOH will always ensure that this aspect is not compromised,” Khairy explained.

He further claimed that the government never paid KPISoft Sdn Bhd, the company that produced the software, from 27 March 2020 to 31 March 2021.

This resulted from the company’s offer to the government in which they will not receive any form of payment for the application as it is counted as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) effort.

However, after the CSR term ended on 31 March 2021, the government decided to keep MySejahtera services running.

Accordingly, Khairy stated that the government has continued to work with the firm to enhance MySejahtera functionality to this day.***

Source: The Star

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