Health department launches online diagnosis

The Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City said on July 1 that it is implementing online diagnosis to reduce the pressure in big hospitals, save transport cost and give easy and timely access to treatment to patients.

The general Hospital in the central province of Gia Lai. Medics  in the country can seek advice from their counterparts in the big cities when they confront with serious cases

The project is being carried out by the Department of Health, the Department of Information and Communication and some hospitals in the southern provinces.

Under the project, the General Hospital in district Cu Chi in HCMC, the General Hospital in the Mekong delta provinces of Ben Tre, An Giang, Kien Giang and the General Hospital in the central province of Gia Lai will be equipped with the required apparatus.

When the general hospitals in the countryside are confronted with serious cases, medics can immediately seek advice from their counterparts in the big city hospitals.

By T. Lam - Translated by Ngoc Anh

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