|A screenshot of the interface of eDoctor’s website. — VNS Photo Linh Anh|
HÀ NỘI — EDoctor, a mobile app developed by a Vietnamese tech startup that connects users with medical professionals, has been selected to receive free mentorship and monetary support from Google.
The support is part of the Launchpad Accelerator programme, which will kick off on July 17 and is initiated by the US internet giant, aimed at empowering tech startups across the world to reach their true potential.
Under the programme, eDoctor, along with other selected startups, will receive a sponsor package worth US$50,000 backed by Google. The startups will have an opportunity to work closely with Google for six months in Việt Nam and participate in an all-expense-paid training for two weeks at Google’s headquarters in the US, with access to Google engineers, resources and mentors.
EDoctor is the only Vietnamese startup that was chosen, together with 14 other projects from India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, as well as Singapore and Malaysia.
The app, eDoctor, allows patients to receive medical advice and instructions at home by providing them with a platform to connect with experienced doctors.
Users can make health-related inquiries, look up medication and search for the nearest clinics and pharmacies within the comfort of their own home.
Apart from typed-in questions, eDoctor also allows users to contact available doctors via phone calls for a better diagnosis of their condition.
EDoctor offers medical aid in the most common medicine subspecialties, including obstetrics, gynecology, oncology and urology, as well as cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology and endocrinology, along with nutrition, pediatrics and andrology.
The app is available for download for iOS and Android users.
EDoctor also won sponsor packages from Facebook (FbStart) worth $40,000 in 2016. — VNS