15/11/2021 01:30 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 -- Homegrown medical technology startup CLEA has introduced Malaysia’s first virtual COVID-19 screening app.

CLEA said it aims to create an ecosystem where individuals, businesses, and medical professionals can work together in ensuring maximum protection from the pandemic or any highly transmissible illness.

“With reports of overcrowding at on-site screening centres, not to mention vaccination locations and other hotspots, many Malaysians are still concerned about the heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 when they leave their homes,” the company said in a statement today. “On the other hand, self-test kits, though more easily accessible now, may not be accurate as most are conducted privately and do not have the benefit of being authenticated by licensed medical professionals.” 

Co-founder and chief executive officer Dr Chan Hai Feng said CLEA automates and streamlines COVID-19 screening while ensuring that the results are verified by medically qualified doctors.

“In addition to authenticity, the CLEA platform is also an affordable method of screening as it does not require users to schedule in-person consultations.

“By saving users and medical personnel from having unnecessary physical contact, CLEA reduces the risk of infection while reducing the time taken for a successful COVID-19 screening,” he said.

Chan said through an in-app recording feature, users can submit their test to CLEA’s medical partners who are licensed, experienced doctors equipped with a verification panel that virtually verifies the user’s identity and results within 24 hours.

“Test authenticity is guaranteed through a unique type allocation code (TAC) and results can be viewed and downloaded at any time,” he added. “Once certified, users will be issued certificates which can be used as entry passes to any premises that require screening test reports.”

CLEA’s system is also equipped with a human resources management portal, allowing employers to regularly monitor their employee’s last screen date and COVID-19 status.



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