Thailand’s Public Health Ministry launched its telemedicine project, transforming Thai public healthcare into 5G healthcare system.
Telemedicine is becoming a vital part of healthcare service in rural areas, using high speed digital technology and remote medical care, says Colonel Sethapong Malisuwan, a party-list MP and Phumjaithai Party spokesman, who has pushed forward the project. Telemedicine helps save patients’ travelling time to see the doctors and also reduces congestion in hospitals.
Colonel Sethapong disclosed that the project is a joint effort of the Public Health Ministry and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). At initial stage, the telemedicine project will be implemented in eight rural provinces, at five sub-district hospitals, four family doctor clinics, five community hospitals and eight provincial hospitals, as well as eye centers and skin disease center. It is expected to expand to other provinces in the future.
By HRDO Team