Vietnam launches telemedicine as useful alternative during coronavirus pandemic (SGGP)

The Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Health yesterday jointly launched a medical examination and treatment platform at a distance and Bluezone application during coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to change daily life as everyone knows it. The same holds true for people wanting to speak with their doctors. Telemedicine is serving as a useful alternative to meeting with doctors..
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that that this platform and application will pave the way for digitalization in the health sector and the country’s digitalization orientation.
The telemedicine platform, developed by the Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group, includes health consultation, diagnosis and treatment, professional evaluation and operation consultation and technology transfer at a distance.
As the telemedicine will help to reduce the number of patients flocking to hospitals, it helps facilitate staffing of both large and small facilities that find themselves overwhelmed with patient overload; therefore, tens of thousands of Vietnam dong is saved yearly and people at every corner of the country will enjoy benefit of the new telemedicine.

Saigon Giai Phong

19 April 2020

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