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Telehealth could close healthcare access gaps in Southeast Asia

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06.12.2018

WHILE Southeast Asia’s economy has grown in leaps and bounds in the last decade or so, access to healthcare remains a challenge in some parts of the region.

Enabled by the latest technology and increased connectivity, one viable solution to the problem could be telehealth.

Malaysia-based DoctorOnCall, an up and coming telehealth vendor in the region, provides on-demand medical consultation service via web chat, video or phone calls spoke exclusively to Tech Wire Asia to highlight the market opportunity in the region.

“When we first started three years ago, a lot of people were very reserved. They were unsure if it would work or if the doctors would get on board the platform.

“But in the last two years, due to increased digital connectivity via smartphones and increased participation of the insurance providers, the platform is really taking off, ” said DoctorOnCall Co-Founder and Director Maran Virumandi.

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