KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has listed private clinics and hospitals nationwide that are approved as of May 15 to provide coronavirus screening.
According to MOH’s Private Medical Practice Control Section (CKAPS), six private clinics have been authorised to provide health screening booths for Covid-19 screening and triaging. Four were listed in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
CKAPS also listed 28 private clinics that have been authorised to provide Covid-19 screening and triaging booths, including 10 in Selangor and the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
MOH’s CKAPS further named 40 private hospitals with approval to provide coronavirus screening and triaging booths, including 17 in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
CKAPS also authorised on May 14 a private ambulatory care centre in Sabah to provide a Covid-19 screening and triaging booth — Sievert Imaging Centre at Lot 6 & 7 Ground Floor, Utama Zone 3 Commercial, Mile 6 North Road, 90000 Sandakan.
CKAPS said in its Facebook post that these coronavirus screenings were paid services.
MOH provides free Covid-19 tests, but only to members of eight targeted high-risk groups: the Sri Petaling tabligh cluster; tahfiz school, madrasah and sekolah pondok cluster; areas under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) and other identified clusters; the elderly population in old folks’ homes; foreign workers at construction sites in Covid-19 red zones; market traders related to the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market; health care workers; and Malaysians returning from overseas who are put under mandatory quarantine.
Separately, Human Resources Minister M. Saravanan announced previously that the Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) Prihatin Screening Programme (PSP) — which provides free Covid-19 tests for workers registered with Socso — would focus on migrant labourers in the construction and security sectors in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor starting from May 14.
All appointments with service providers made prior to that announcement have been deferred until further notice.