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Valididty to have Covid 19 test in Govt Hosp

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: March 23, 2020 2:03 AM

Anonymous 8 months

Good morning Dr! I wish to know that which hospital able to provide saringan Covid 19 without past 14 days travel history and close contact (please refer to the reasons that I listed at below)

My condition current would categorised stable but at night will have hard time to sleep cuz my breathing will slightly becomes harder and will feel like feverish although checked with thermogun in clinic and mall no fever on 22 March 2020.

Reason/blind spots as having risk of Covid 19:

  1. I have history of TB in May 2017 during my internship for Physiotherapy Degree time, back to H. Kuala Pilah. I diagnosed fully recovered by KK Ampang Dr after close monitoring and taking 6 months of the medication.

  2. After graduate I work as full time physiotherapist at private centre that still have to meet many people within a day. They might travel back from other country which I not really sure.

  3. I always use public transport to work which have chance to get close contact with commuters who have no symptoms yet but hidden Covid 19.

  4. Slowly show symptoms sore throat and it becomes stuffy nose although saw doctor on 17 March 2020, have been taking 5 days continuous medication and self quarantine since then.

  5. On 22 March 2020, visited H. Ampang untuk dapat saringan Covid 19 but rejected as not meeting the past 14 days travel hx & close contact.

  6. Went back same doctor on 22 March 2020 and took nebulizer and have another pile of medicine, still KIV my own condition.

  7. One of my family member which is my mother also fall sick on same day but she shows cough symptoms badly, which makes me worry a lot. However she still not able to get the Covid 19 test as same like me no history of travel and close contact with Covid 19 ppl for past 14 days.

Hope that I have valid reason for getting Saringan Covid 19. Wish Dr able to assist me further what can I do to save myself and my family, most importantly, is the community in my living area.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 8 months
General Practitioner


We understand your worries especially with the development of symptoms indicative but not exclusive of COVID-19.

As you may already know, public hospital would only take Covid test on high risk indivudual that fulfill their criteria. To know which risk group you belong to, you can answer the following quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories with appropriate steps that should be taken. This initiative done to reduce number of crowd coming to the hospital to do screening in fear of coronavirus. It is as well as to limit your movement out from home without any solid reason.

However, if you’re not qualified for the test, you may opt for private test through this link COVID-19 Screening At Home.

You may consult a MOH doctor by clicking Ask Doctor at the Ministry of Health website (COVID-19 Portal) to ask any health issues related to COVID-19 starting from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

After 5.00 pm till 12.00 am, please direct your enquiries to our DoctorOnCall website at this link DoctorOnCall Tanya.

Taking this opportunity, I would like to remind you to stay put at home as ordered by the authorities. With everyone’s cooperation, I hope we can conquer this outbreak before it get any worse. Thank you.

Last Updated: Mon Mar 23 2020 02:03:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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