Nguyễn Thị Thương, head of the Health Station in Gò Vấp District’s Ward 16, conducts a remote medical examination for a senior patient via telemedicine. — VNS Photos Thu Hằng by Thu Hằng HCM CITY — For many years, Ngô Thành Toại, 66, who has Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia, regularly visited doctors once a month at Gò Vấp District Hospital in HCM City. Today, a nurse at the Health Station in Gò Vấp District’s Ward 16 visits his house each month to check his blood pressure and health conditions before being connected to a doctor at the station via live telemedicine. Based on the conversation and the nurse’s report, the doctor will offer advice and prescribe medicine. His sister, Ngô Thị Ngọc Mai, 70, who lives with the family, has also chosen remote medical care to monitor her high blood pressure and joint pains. Toại’s wife, Hầu Thị Yến, said she had previously taken her husband and sister-in-law to the hospital by taxi for their periodic health examinations. ”Now it is so convenient and cost-saving for us to have remote health care services as it is a bit difficult for the three of us to travel to the hospital for regular examinations. I only go to the health station to pick up medicine prescriptions each month.” Toại and his family can also call the health… Read full this story
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