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HEALTHCARE | Staff Reporter, China

WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare platform launches Foshan Base

Hong Kong and Macau residents can communicate with the doctors at the Foshan Hospital of TCM through the internet hospital.

WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare platform launched its Foshan Base following Foshan Hospital of Tradition Chinese Medicine’s (Foshan Hospital of TCM) integration into its healthcare ecosystem ("Foshan Hospital of TCM"), an announcement revealed.

Residents in Hong Kong and Macau will be able to easily communicate with the doctors at the Foshan Hospital of TCM through WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare’s internet hospital.

Also read: WeDoctor Greater Bay Area platform unveils China's first provincial-level internet hospital

“As a traditional habit, the residents of Hong Kong and Macau have long been utilising TCM for medical treatment and maintaining their health,” Anthony Wu, chairman of the WeDoctor Greater Bay Area Healthcare Platform, said in a statement. “In recent years, the demands for TCM medical services and learning have been on the rise.”

The Foshan Hospital of TCM reportedly maintains one of the highest level of TCM practices in China and is a Grade 3A modern large-scale TCM hospital providing medical, teaching, research, rehabilitation, wellness, and elderly care services. The overall number of patients served by its out-patient clinic and emergency department as of end-2018 was 4.97 million, amongst which 80% have made appointments for general and follow-up consultations.

Following its inclusion into the platform, the Foshan Hospital of TCM said it will also explore the addition of services including appointment registration, online consultation, online follow-up consolation, medicine dispensing, online payment, and medical insurance settlement. 

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