MyKendiri self-assessment system will ensure smooth and structured operations for health centers – Minister
KUCHING (October 23): The new MyKendiri, a self-assessment system for health center operators, will ensure the smooth and structured operation of these centers, said the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Seri Rina Harun.
She said that as part of the system, operators are responsible for sending reports on their center’s operations to ensure they have met certain minimum standards set out in the 1993 Health Care Centers and Facilities Act. Health Care Center Regulations 1994.
“MyKendiri will not only bring benefits to the ministry in terms of monitoring but will also facilitate operators in the management of their centers.
“The old self-assessment system was done manually, with a lot of questions. So now we’re reducing it from 80 questions in eight areas to 35 questions in four areas and it’s all web-based, ”she said after launching MyKendiri at the Kuching Austistic Association Center here today.
Rina said that by ensuring that health centers are registered and functioning under the terms and conditions set, it can reduce the risks associated with unregistered centers.
Noting that it is mandatory for health centers to be registered under the law, she said the self-assessment will provide the necessary guidelines to ensure the centers’ relevance and safety, among others.
“When they are registered, monitoring will be done to make sure they meet the terms and conditions.
“We hope that operators understand that when we impose these terms and conditions, it is not to disturb them but to facilitate their operations and also to avoid unforeseen circumstances if the standards are not met,” she said. declared.
Rina also urged community members to report if they come across unregistered health centers.
“It is the role of the community to inform the Department of Social Welfare in their districts if there are any unregistered centers in their area,” she said.
As of August 31, there were 1,861 health centers registered under the 1993 Health Care Centers Act nationwide.
Previously, she had been briefed by the President of the Kuching Austistic Association, Dr Catherine Chen, on the operations and activities of the center.
Also present were the Minister of State Welfare, Community Welfare, Women, Family and Child Development, Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah and others.