MyEG to offer one-stop portal for Covid-19 screening of workers in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR (May 12): My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) announced today the electronic government services provider will begin offering a one-stop portal for employers in Malaysia to manage requirements related to Covid-19 screening for their workforce.
In a statement to Bursa Malaysia today, MyEG said employees, including foreign workers, who are contributors to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) are eligible to have the cost of testing covered by Socso’s Prihatin Screening Programme.
“MyEG’s portal is an option for companies that wish to streamline the process of getting workers tested, providing employers with the necessary tools to register and receive confirmation of the eligibility of their workforce for the Prihatin Screening Programme. At the same time, through a partnership with a panel of Socso registered clinics, MyEG will also arrange for screening to be conducted on-site at employers’ premises by trained medical practitioners adhering fully to Ministry of Health guidelines. For workers not covered by the Prihatin Screening Programme, the cost of testing can be paid out-of-pocket.
“Upon completion of the screening in accordance with the specified guidelines, individuals will be issued with a digital certificate by MyEG in the form of a dynamic QR colour code on a mobile application indicating their test status for the purposes of verification. The digital certificate will be recognised by the Department of Labour as proof of testing. Employers with workers who have already undergone screening are encouraged to voluntarily declare their status on MyEG’s portal. The self-declaration is important to enable MyEG to better assist the Ministry of Human Resources in updating the testing status of workers in the country,” it said.
At 10:27am today, MyEG’s share price rose six sen or 4.69% to RM1.34 for a market capitalisation of RM4.43 billion. The stock saw some 19 million shares traded. MyEG’s share trade was halted between 9am and 10am today in conjunction with the announcement.