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December 13, 2012

Apollo Launches Myanmar Telemedicine Service

In an age when technology has drawn us all closer together – figuratively if not literally – telemedicine is the cream of the crop. 

Telemedicine has become the technology that has allowed people to stay in their homes in rural areas of the country and still get a brand of doctoring that better fits with someone who lives in the heart of the big city. As technologies that power telemedicine evolve even more, there are going to be more and more ways for people to get the best care they can.   

This phenomenon is not limited to the United States or even North America. The Apollo Group, one of the largest healthcare providers in the Asian region, has announced that they have launched their own telemedicine service. 

The service will be operating out of the Yongon province of Myanmar.

At the announcement, of the telemedicine service, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group, actually joined the proceedings via tele-link to talk about what this particular service will mean for his company and for the area covered by the service. 

“Our mission is to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare for the benefit of humanity,” Reddy said. 

During the opening ceremonies, the company held a live tele-consultation between doctors that were working with KC Healthcare, Yangon area hospitals and Apollo Hospitals of Delhi. Reddy added that the network would most likely begin by providing tele-education and video conferencing before it becomes a full telemedicine service in the very near future. 

Once it goes full bore, it’ll be able to provide teleconsultations to people throughout the area who may not be able to travel to one of the bigger facilities in a more populated area. 

Edited by Braden Becker

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