Speaking at the launching ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc praised the health ministry for implementing the National Digital Transformation Programme through the development and implementation of the Remote Examination and Treatment Scheme, a project aiming to improve and protect healthcare. This is an important event, a great step forward for the health sector. This result also shows the Government's decisive direction in implementing the national digital transformation program to 2025, with a vision to 2030.
The connection of 1,000 medical examination and treatment establishments of nearly 30 central and municipal hospitals in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is the result of nearly 2 months of implementing the Remote Medical Examination and Treatment Project (Telehealth). Thank to this kind of working, many complicated cases have been promptly consulted and saved.
Acting Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long said that the health ministry has worked closely with the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of National Defence and Viettel Group to develop and implement the remote medical examination and treatment project in just two months. The project has developed a network of more than 1,000 medical facilities with 30 hospitals at the central level to provide counseling, examination and treatment activities to serve people in all parts of the country.
“Through the project, the professional capacity of the grassroots hospitals will be raised, people across the country will enjoy higher quality medical services right at the grass-roots level while minimising hospital overloading due to reducing the large number of patients sent to hospitals at higher levels,” said Long.
100% provinces have registered hospitals. There are a number of hospitals in Laos (2 hospitals) and Cambodia (1 hospital) registered as lower level hospitals. Many hospitals / medical centers in remote, mountainous and island areas have also registered to participate in the Project.
The event marks an important milestone of the health sector in 2020, contributing to the successful implementation of the Prime Minister‘s National Digital Transformation Programme.