JKNS receives 7,000 HAT kits for COVID-19 patients

The Selangor government today handed over 7,000 home assessment tool (HAT) kits to State Health Department (JKNS) director Datuk Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman.

State Public Health, Unity, Women and Family Development Committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud in presenting the kits said, each pack comprised a KN95 face mask and a pulse oximeter which would be given to COVID-19 patients who are on home quarantine.

“The patients will enter their pulse oximeter reading along with the symptoms they are experiencing in the SELangkah application so that health workers will be able to monitor them daily,” she said in a statement today.

A pulse oximeter is a device used to monitor the heart rate and oxygen level in the blood and the normal oxygen level is between 95 to 99 per cent while the normal heart rate is between 50 and 90 beats per minute.

The presentation of the kits is an initiative under Kita Selangor 2.0 package to address the brought-in-dead cases, support patients who are quarantined at home, reduce congestion at the COVID-19 assessment centres and ease the burden of health workers.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency