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27/09/2020 - 12:38

1,000 remote consultation sites for medical examination and treatment inaugurated

On September 25, Prime Minister - Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister - Vu Duc Dam and leaders of ministries and central branches attended the inauguration ceremony of 1,000 remote consultation centers - Telehealth Administration of Medical Examination and Treatment (Ministry of Health) organized online with 63 provinces and cities. At Long An end- point bridge, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee - Pham Tan Hoa attended the meeting.

Inauguration ceremony

Inauguration ceremony

This is an important event of the health sector in 2020, it contributes to the successful implementation of the National Digital Transformation Program that the Prime Minister has directed the entire sector to implement. The application of technology in remote medical examination and treatment is an urgent need of the health sector.

On June 22, 2020, the Ministry of Health issued Decision No. 2628/QD-BYT of the Ministry of Health approving the project "Remote medical examination and treatment" for the period 2020-2025 with the viewpoint: “Examination quality will be better and further”. After 2 months of simultaneously implementing the Remote Medical Examination and Treatment Project, there are more than 1,000 medical examination and treatment points connected with more than 20 central hospitals and hospitals at the end of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Many complicated cases, which are promptly consulted and saved by doctors, do not have to go to higher levels.

Long An delegates attend the inauguration ceremony of 1,000 remote consultation sites

Long An delegates attend the inauguration ceremony of 1,000 remote consultation sites

According to the Director of the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment - Associate Professor, Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, the project helps all people to be managed, consulted on medical examination and treatment, and professional support of doctors from commune level to central level; people in different regions of the country can use higher-quality health services right at lower level health facilities. Health facilities receive regular and instant professional support from end-level hospitals based on information technology. The project's objectives also contribute to the prevention of Covid-19 epidemic diseases, reducing hospital overcrowding at higher levels.

Remote medical examination and treatment is an important solution to implement the dual goals of the Prime Minister

Remote medical examination and treatment is an important solution to implement the dual goals of the Prime Minister

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister - Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that the project aims to become a digital country by 2030; it shows humanity to help people enjoy quality medical care and services right at the grassroots health level. Vietnam has well controlled the Covid-19 epidemic, over 22 days the country has not recorded new cases in the community. In which, remote medical examination and treatment is an important solution to achieve the dual goal of controlling epidemics and developing socio-economic development. He suggested ministries, branches and localities should actively and actively coordinate with their superiors in effectively implementing this project. The team of nurses and doctors will improve the quality of remote examination and treatment in order to provide quality medical services for the people./.

By Ngoc Man – Translated by Duc Tam

Source: http://baolongan.vn/khanh-thanh-1-000-diem-cau-tu-van-kham-chua-benh-tu-xa-a103025.html

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