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In the past 14 days,

In line with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences collaborated with Malaysian Federation of the Deaf to develop Malaysian Sign Language/ Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia (BIM) translations of the COVID-19 Screening Questions. This free-resource tool aims to assist healthcare providers communicate better with Deaf patients during COVID-19 screening/triaging. It comprises of categories on symptoms, travel history, prior participation in large gatherings, and contact history. This will ensure that Deaf individuals have equitable access to COVID-19 screening measures in a meaningful and timely manner This project was inspired by a Deaf patient who was tested positive for COVID-19 and endured the 14 days in quarantine in a hospital.

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