South Korean telecommunication big KT Company has partnered with well being tech firm HurayPositive to develop and launch a telemedicine service for managing continual illnesses in Vietnam.
In accordance with a press assertion, the telemedicine platform is focused to be launched inside the 12 months and can begin by providing digital companies for diabetic sufferers earlier than steadily providing help for different continual situations akin to hypertension. The companions intend to later interact 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 newest knowledge 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 wished its telemedicine platform to achieve and help sufferers with continual illnesses from distant areas of Vietnam.
THE LARGER TREND
KT started its foray into the Vietnamese healthcare scene in April this 12 months by way of its partnership with Hanoi Medical College. The organisations have joined arms to supply telemedicine companies for continual 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 tens of millions of sufferers in Southeast Asia.
In different information, KT can also be collaborating with the Vietnam Nationwide Most cancers Hospital to develop a knowledge and AI-driven early most cancers prognosis resolution.