KUCHING: The newly launched web-based Care Centre Self Assessment System (MyKendiri) will be able to better facilitate the management and assessment of care centres nationwide.
Federal Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun said under the system, operators are responsible to send in reports on their centre’s operations to ensure they have achieved certain minimum standards that are laid out in the Care Centres Act 1993 and Care Centre Regulations 1994.
“MyKendiri will benefit not only the ministry in terms of monitoring but will also facilitate operators in the running of their centres.
“There are over 1,000 care centres nationwide registered under the Welfare Department (JKM) and to monitor each one of them manually is not easy.
“Hence, with this system, JKM will be able to monitor the process of the care centres and it can easily be accessed by many relevant parties.
“Additionally, it will also make it easier for care centre operators in providing any reports or information needed on their operations,” she said at the launch of MyKendiri at Kuching Autism Association here on Saturday (Oct 23).
She also hoped that through this new system, the services of the care centres would not fall in quality and would be more structured and controlled for the safety and wellbeing of the residents.
She noted that there were still many unregistered care centres and advised community leaders to play their role in informing the JKM on the matter so that actions could be taken.
Also present at the event was Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah.