UNDP, Japan Launch Telemedicine Program in 5 Vietnam’s Localities

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MoH), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Consulate of Japan in central Danang City have co-kicked off a telemedicine program in five localities, namely Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Dak Lak, and Ca Mau, state media reported.

The program is within the framework of a project, which is funded by the Japanese government, to strengthen the COVID-19 response by enhancing access to vaccines and health systems.

It will provide information technology equipment, including a server located at the five provincial health departments and 15 sets of desktop computers, cameras, and loudspeakers for commune health stations.

The program will also organize training manuals on the use and implementation of remote medical consultation methods for more than 2,000 health workers at more than 800 grassroots medical units.

At the event, UNDP’s Resident Representative to Vietnam Ramla Al Khalidi announced the upcoming construction of ten storm-proof health stations in the localities in the future. (Vietnam Plus, CAND, Cong Ly, Health Ministry)