Visitors, patients must scan QR code at health centres

James Kon

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at press conference yesterday highlighted the need for visitors and patients at hospitals and health centres nationwide to scan the BruHealth QR code.

He said visitors can use the Health Declaration Form if they are still unable to use the BruHealth Application via their mobile phone or healthinfo.gov.bn website.

On which self-assessment codes are allowed to enter hospitals and health centres, the minister said BruHealth users with red codes will only be allowed to enter if they are patients wishing to see a doctor for consultation or for treatment. For visitors, only those who have green and yellow codes are allowed to visit patients in the hospital wards.”

The purpose for patients and visitors to scan the BruHealth QR code in hospitals and health centres “is to facilitate contact tracing and to ensure that those with red or blue codes do not visit patients receiving treatment in the wards,” Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said.

On updates on the Bruhealth App, the minister said 355,402 have registered to the application including 281,969 who registered as users and 73,433 added to their app like family members. Some 6,212 businesses and premises have registered for the application.”

The breakdown of businesses and premises that have registered for the BruHealth App show 1542 are restaurants, 638 schools, 596 retail shops, 586 offices, 418 government premises, 270 food stalls, 173 gyms, 325 barbers/salons, 55 car workshops, 52 shopping malls, 71 health centres and clinics, 45 recreational clubs, 26 places of interest, 26 supermarkets, 25 markets, 14 indoor playground, 11 golf course, 15 places of worship, seven cinemas, 229 hospitals, 231 takeouts, one taxi, one petrol station and one ride sharing, four Dart, four daycares and nurseries, 20 buses as well as 825 others.