|Chợ Rẫy Hospital and Vạn Khang SOS Company yesterday signed an agreement for developing a home-based healthcare service and emergency aid system outside hospitals. — VNA/VNS Photo An Hiếu|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Chợ Rẫy Hospital and Vạn Khang SOS Company yesterday signed an agreement for developing a home-based healthcare service and emergency aid system outside hospitals.
The hospital will provide its ambulances and medical staff for the services.
To use the services, people have to download an app of VK-SOS from App Store, Google Play or www.vankhangsos.vn, and register their information or that of their relatives with the company.
Doctors who live near the patient’s house will receive the information from the operator and call the patient to make an appointment.
Assoc Prof Dr Nguyễn Trường Sơn, the hospital’s head, said the hospital is overloaded and providing home-based healthcare services would help ease the pressure, he said.
The Government encourages this kind of service, he added.
Dr Lê Trường Giang, chairman of the city’s Public Health Association, said the service would help seniors with chronic diseases and patients having difficulties travelling to be examined and treated. —VNS