South Korean telecommunication big KT Company has partnered with well being tech firm HurayPositive to develop and launch a telemedicine service for managing persistent illnesses in Vietnam.
In response to a press assertion, the telemedicine platform is focused to be launched throughout the 12 months and can begin by providing digital companies for diabetic sufferers earlier than steadily providing assist for different persistent circumstances akin to hypertension. The companions intend to later have interaction native medical establishments to check their telemedicine service.
WHY IT MATTERS
The variety of diabetic sufferers in Vietnam has doubled over the previous decade, based on the most recent information from the Vietnamese Affiliation of Diabetes and Endocrinology. About 14% of its inhabitants, together with 5.5% of Vietnamese adults aged 20 to 79, are prediabetic.
KT needed its telemedicine platform to succeed in and assist sufferers with persistent illnesses from distant areas of Vietnam.
THE LARGER TREND
KT started its foray into the Vietnamese healthcare scene in April this 12 months via its partnership with Hanoi Medical College. The organisations have joined arms to supply telemedicine companies for persistent illness sufferers and collectively conduct analysis on medical AI.
Utilizing Vietnam as a springboard, the telecom agency goals to construct a regional telemedicine enterprise reaching hundreds of thousands of sufferers in Southeast Asia.
In different information, KT can be collaborating with the Vietnam Nationwide Most cancers Hospital to develop an information and AI-driven early most cancers prognosis answer.