BIM COVID-19 Screening Questions

In line with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, we 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 history taking on 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.

This development of these videos were made possible with the help of Malaysian Federation of the Deaf, Malaysian Sign Language and Deaf Studies Association, and our students.

Suggestions or feedback regarding this tool are welcomed. Kindly proceed to drop Elizabeth Chong an email at