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MySejahtera appointment system now expanded to dental services
By: Patrick Beech
The online appointment system through the MySejahtera application at primary health facilities of the Ministry of Health (MOH) has been extended to dental health services.
The service came into effect on May 15, said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan.
Through this new initiative, the public can book dental health check-up services and planned visits to dental health facilities according to a suited time.
The new MySejahtera appointment system offered dental health check-up appointments through the Outpatient Service.
"This expansion will improve the efficiency of the delivery of dental services and ease of access to the dental clinics," Dr Muhammad Radzi said, adding that the "walk-in" method remained.
Patients would be given an examination, consultation or dental treatment at the first appointment and if follow-up treatment was required, the setting of the next appointment would be arranged.
For dental emergencies such as toothache or injury to facial tissue or teeth, members of the public could go directly to any nearby dental clinic to get emergency treatment without having to book an appointment, he said.