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Telemedicine system connects Cambodian, Vietnamese hospitals

Update: February, 10/2017 - 09:00
Ultrasound and CAT scan images of patients with bladder stones and pleurisy tumours were sent live on Wednesday via the telemedicine system that now connects Preah Ket Mealea Hospital and 175 Military Hospital in Việt Nam. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc
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HCM CITY — A telemedicine system connecting Preah Ket Mealea Hospital (Royal Cambodian Armed Forces General Hospital) with Việt Nam’s 175 Military Hospital was launched on Wednesday to assist Cambodian doctors in diagnosis and treatment.

Ultrasound and CAT scan images of patients with bladder stones and pleurisy tumours treated at the Preah Ket Mealea Hospital were broadcast live on Wednesday to 175 Military Hospital doctors.

Vietnamese doctors can also view operations at the Preah Ket Mealea Hospital and assist doctors in the surgery room.

The Việt Nam Ministry of Defence helps fund and provide technical assistance to the telemedicine system.

Major General Nguyễn Hồng Sơn, head of the 175 Military Hospital, said that doctors in Việt Nam can assist with diagnosis and treatment of patients with serious conditions at Preah Ket Mealea Hospital.

“The 175 Military Hospital is ready to help Preah Ket Mealea Hospital to improve quality in health examinations and treatment. The system has helped our co-operation become even closer,” Sơn said.

Major General Đỗ Năng Tĩnh, deputy head of the General Department of Logistics under the Việt Nam Ministry of Defence, said the establishment of the telemedicine system at the Preah Ket Mealea Hospital had improved emergency aid and treatment of patients as well as relations between the two countries.

In Việt Nam, the 175 Military Hospital, one of the leading hospitals providing technical assistance via telemedicine, has helped save dozens of patients living on the country’s islands. — VNS

 

 

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