Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh assessed that the telemedicine system, which is 100% connected to the district level, will contribute to saving more patients’ lives and reducing the load on upper-level hospitals when the capacity for primary-level medical staff is not enough. facility is enhanced.
On August 8, the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Health announced the connection of the Telehealth Platform to 100% of district hospitals, launching the National Technology Center for Covid-19 prevention and control.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung; Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, representatives of Viettel Group, VNPT Group and medical facilities at the district level nationwide participated in the event.
Remote medical examination and treatment platform has connected 100% of district medical facilities
|Connecting Telehealth Telehealth Platform to 700 district bridge points. (Photo: Anh Dung)|
Launched in April 2020, the Telehealth Platform has connected more than 30 central hospitals with more than 1,600 lower-level medical facilities. Up to now, there have been 1,600 dossiers, 500 consultation sessions and more than 200 training sessions held and evaluated as one of the effective solutions in supporting timely diagnosis and treatment, limiting overload in higher level hospitals.
Since August 6, the telemedicine platform is connected to 100% of district medical facilities, contributing to eradicating the limit between lines and difficult cases, including the treatment of Covid patients. -19 will be consulted by leading experts without being transferred to the upline.
|Prime Minister with Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long at the event. (Photo: Anh Dung)|
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh spent nearly 2 hours connecting to more than 20 bridge points, out of 700 bridge points at district health centers at the same time connected online on the Telehealth Platform.
Through this platform, doctors and nurses at district health centers such as Cao Loc (Lang Son), Thong Nhat district (Dong Nai), Duc Trong, Gia Lai General Hospital, Bu Gia Map, Hon Quang (Binh Phuoc), Chau Thanh (Tien Giang), Go Cong Dong (Tien Giang), Dung Quat (Quang Ngai)… shared about the number of patients and the treatment situation of Covid-19 patients being received. , the treatment situation as well as specific questions were sent to the experts of Cho Ray University Hospital.
Directly operating the connection at the bridge points to medical experts, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh assessed: “This is a means for us to reduce mortality to the maximum extent. It is to master right from the bottom line. Thus, we have one more tool, one more means to be more confident. With some more equipment and machinery, it is possible to treat immediately, treat early, and treat patients remotely. This is the biggest goal of this system.”
|Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long shared at the event. (Photo: Anh Dung)|
Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Information and Communications for supporting and closely coordinating with the Ministry of Health in implementing the project of remote medical examination and treatment. According to Minister Long, in the past, it took 45 days to connect 1,000 points, but this time in just 2.5 days, 328 points were connected to all districts. “This is one of the great efforts of the information and communication industry,” said the Health Minister.
The fight against Covid-19 has two more tasks: online vaccination (via electronic health book) and testing. Over the past time, the Ministry of Information and Communications has actively prepared for these two tasks and is implementing them nationwide. At this point, the Ministry of Health requires all medical facilities nationwide to use the electronic Health Book to carry out the largest Covid-19 vaccination campaign in history. Using the electronic health book, it will be implemented in the future to another step, which is to register for medical examination and treatment online. Thus there will be a single Gate for the people.
|Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung speaks at the ceremony to announce the connection of the Teleheath Platform. (Photo: Anh Dung)|
At the event, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said: Connecting television to carry out Teleheath to the district is a dream of many decades of the health industry. But that dream was fulfilled in 2.5 days. Made because of political will from the top; because in an emergency situation, no one is taking care of themselves. It is done because there are Vietnamese enterprises, state-owned enterprises, who have a sense of social responsibility, responsibility to the country, to the people is even higher than profit.”
“Covid makes us realize limitless potentials, great untapped energies. A 10-year story can be done in a year, a month, or a day. So why can’t our country develop breakthroughs and develop fast?”.
“5K – Vaccines – Drugs – Technology and Other Measures”
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh highly appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Health when deploying the system connection to all districts. (Photo: Anh Dung)|
Directly experiencing the Telehealth Platform connected at more than 700 bridge points, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh highly appreciated the significance when the Telehealth Connecting Platform is connected to 100% of the district level. The Prime Minister said that this has contributed to the digital transformation, an opportunity to serve the digital transformation – has been and is being done.
According to the Prime Minister, the remote medical examination and treatment system will contribute to timely rescue and treatment, saving patients’ lives sooner, more because right from the district level, there is a basis, confidence, and more knowledge. be aware and retain and reduce the overload on the upper level, but most importantly, timely rescue the patient.
“This system helps to improve the capacity of the medical staff at the district level, at the grassroots level. Medical centers are more confident, with greater safety coverage for patients, especially at this time,” the Prime Minister said.
Currently, the anti-epidemic process has gradually been completed. From the original “5K – Vaccine”, today, we will add “5K – Vaccine – Medicine – Technology and other measures” to form a practical anti-Covid-19 process.
The Prime Minister also suggested that the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Health will jointly have specific regulations and guidelines step by step, each stage for clarity, starting from practice to gradually improve. At the same time, there is an early training plan for district centers.
“Using a common unified technology platform across the country is the fastest and most effective way to fight the epidemic. This is a measure and we must continue to improve. It is recommended that the information and communication industry and the health sector continue to innovate and create technology platforms to serve practically this fight against Covid”, the Prime Minister once again emphasized.
Photo: Le Anh Dung
The Ministry of Information and Communications will support the Ministry of Health with remote medical examination solutions for medical facilities
According to Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung, the Ministry of Information and Communications will support the Ministry of Health with a remote medical examination platform to 14,000 medical facilities, just as it has supported the education and training ecosystem for all for free. all 43,000 schools in the cooperation program with the Ministry of Education and Training.