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Health minister admits to blindspot in monitoring migrant workers for Covid-19 by relying on employers

Malay Mail, Malaysia, 23 September 2021 - The government will review its monitoring methods of migrant workers for Covid-19, Khairy Jamaluddin told Parliament today.

The health minister admitted that the current practice of entrusting employers to isolate and monitor infected workers who had mild symptoms and did not need hospitalisation or admission to the Low Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centers (PKRC) had not worked.

“Compliance with the policy is very unclear, whether it was followed or not.

“I’m going to look at things seriously, this is one of our blindspots that continues to allow for contagion,” Khairy replied Klang MP Charles Santiago during his ministry’s winding-up at the Dewan Rakyat.

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Source: https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/09/23/health-minister-admits-to-blindspot-in-monitoring-migrant-workers-for-covid/2007781

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