Apollo enters Myanmar with telemedicine service

AHMEDABAD (TIP): Healthcare provider, Apollo Group of Hospitals has launched its telemedicine service in Yangoon. This facility will allow Myanmar to consult Indian doctors and have accessibility to quality treatment and latest medical technology without physical presence at Apollo Hospitals in India.

According to Preetha Reddy, managing director, Apollo Hospitals Group, Apollo Tele-Medicine Network will facilitate ready access to specialists and superspecialists for referrals, consultation, second opinion, reviews, post treatment follow-ups besides facilitating tele-continuing medical education, programmes for the medical fraternity in Yangoon, Myanmar (also known as Burma).

As per company’s press statement, the network will primarily provide infrastructure supports like Tele- Education, Tele-Medicine, Internet, videoconferencing and VOIP services via satellite and fibre optic network.

Sailesh Thangal, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Yangon, Myanmar inaugurated the telemedicine facility services at the Keen Cie Co Ltd along with Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo Hospitals Group who was joined by tele link. At the inaugural function, live tele-consultation was demonstrated between doctors of KC Healthcare, Yangon and Apollo Hospitals, Delhi. “This project will enable us to move to the next level of treatment and will open new avenue for our people to explore latest medical facilities available at Apollo Hospital in real time” said Dr Kyaw Min, Director of Keen Cie Co. Ltd, Yangon, Myanmar. Apollo Hospitals established in 1983, has over 8500 beds across 50 hospitals, 1350 pharmacies and over 100 diagnostic clinics.

Apollo Telemedicine Network Foundation has 113 peripheral centers including nine overseas in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Maldives, Lagos, Nepal, Yemen, Sudan and Kazahkstan. Centers in India extend from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands to Mizoram in North Eastern India.

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