KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 – Despite the MySejahtera scandal, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has expressed intentions to use the app for other health purposes beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.
Overall average daily MySejahtera check-ins have plummeted since late March, by as much as 30 per cent nationwide, suggesting many users are now sceptical about feeding the Covid-19 app with information on their whereabouts, amid uncertainty about the safety and ownership of MySejahtera data.
MySejahtera has been engulfed in controversy after a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report raised on March 24 the lack of a contract between the government and app developer KPISoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd (now Entomo Malaysia Sdn Bhd), and Cabinet’s approval of direct negotiations for a new company, MySJ Sdn Bhd, for the app.
Although the government claims ownership over the huge MySejahtera database, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin recently confirmed that MySJ can access the MySejahtera database to resolve user issues, even though the government has yet to formalise a contract with the private company for the Covid-19 app.
This anonymous poll by CodeBlue aims to gauge public opinion on the MySejahtera app.
Among the questions asked are whether you trust the app, whether you feel that your personal data on MySejahtera is safe and protected, whether you would uninstall MySejahtera if check-in mandates were lifted, what features you find useful on MySejahtera, and whether you’d like to use MySejahtera to keep your personal health information for use as a portable electronic health record.
Please click here to do the survey. Thank you for your participation!