Vietnam on August 8 announced the launch of the Telehealth platform connecting to 100 per cent of district-level health facilities to facilitate people in accessing healthcare, especially during COVID-19.
|The launch of the Telehealth platform |
Addressing the event, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and participants of ministries witnessed doctors of Cho Ray Hospital make telehealth connection with Can Gio Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Hau Nghia General Hospital in the southern province of Long An, and Thuan An Hospital in the southern province of Binh Duong to hold consultation for treatment of serious COVID-19 infection cases.
According to doctors, this solution will help timely diagnosis and treatment and ease overloads at central-level hospitals while reducing contact between patients and doctors during the pandemic. Telehealth will also help doctors in remote areas deal with serious medical cases.
On the same day, the country also debuted the national technology centre for COVID-19 prevention and fight. The facility provides technology products and solutions to make the COVID-19 prevention and fight more efficient.
The prime minister requested the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Information and Communications to continue perfecting the Telehealth platform while providing training for doctors at different levels of hospitals to increase its efficiency.