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MOH, Bookdoc launch KOSPEN initiative to promote healthy lifestyle

As concerns relating to public health receive increasing focus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with BookDoc, a digital healthcare platform, has launched the “Komuniti Sihat Pembina Negara” (KOSPEN) initiative, aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle among Malaysians.

BookDoc’s founder and chief executive officer Datuk Chevy Beh said the COVID-19 pandemic was humanity’s biggest challenge in modern times and to win this invisible enemy, it’s their responsibility to act swiftly as events unfold in order to stop the spread of the virus.

“We believe that promoting a healthy lifestyle and improving overall immunity via wellness initiatives will help Malaysians to get through this pandemic,” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said the ministry was happy to be working with BookDoc on healthy lifestyle initiatives.

“Malaysia is one of the most obese countries in Asia and according to latest statistics, one out of four Malaysian adults suffer from obesity,” he said.

MOH is currently working with BookDoc on several initiatives including lab uberisation, online appointments, webinars on COVID-19 matters, combating non-communicable diseases via the KOSPEN Activ initiative and PDPA and HIPAA compliant teleconsultations on mental health.

BookDoc is available for free on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Huawei App Gallery.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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