|Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính attends a ceremony in Hà Nội on August 8 to launch the Telehealth Platform and the National Technology Centre for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. VNA Photo Dương Giang|
HÀ NỘI– Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính said the telemedicine system, which is connected to all hospitals at the district level, would help save more patients’ lives, reduce the overload on upper-level hospitals, and limit the transmission of virus.
Addressing a ceremony on August 8 to launch the Telehealth Platform and the National Technology Centre for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the Prime Minister said that the platform was one of the effective solutions in providing timely diagnosis and treatment support.
As the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading regardless of countries, religions, ages and genders, using the same technology platform across the country would enhance the effectiveness of the fight against the pandemic, Chinh stressed.
He asked the health and information and communication sectors to continue researching and improving technologies for telemedicine, contributing to reducing fatalities and driving back the pandemic to again achieve sustainable development and prosperity.
The Government leader also took the occasion to hail efforts by medical workers in the front line of the combat against the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the event, doctors of HCM City’s Chợ Rẫy Hospital provided consultation for doctors of several other medical facilities in the city and Long An and Bình Dương provinces via the Telehealth Platform on treatment for COVID-19 patients in critical conditions.
The Prime Minister also listened to opinions of doctors in localities throughout the country such as Đồng Tháp, Tiền Giang, Đồng Nai, Bình Phước, Lâm Đồng, Gia Lai, Đắk Lắk, Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu, Khánh Hòa, Phú Yên, Nghệ An, and Lạng Son on patient treatment.VNS