Free online video consultations for patients in Kazakhstan with Korean doctors at Samsung Medical Center.
Medical Avenue and Samsung Medical Center partnered with 10 medical institutions in Kazakhstan to provide free online medical consultations to patients in Kazakhstan. The telemedicine project in between South Korea and Kazakhstan is sponsored by the Korean Government and it will run from May to October 2021.
During the last year and a half, the world has faced one of the biggest challenges of our times. Once-a-century pandemia hit everyone and changed the way we live. COVID-19 transformed how we work, how we relate and do our daily activities. Online reunions, online family meetings started everywhere and medicine, particularly medical tourism, should adapt to this new reality.
Hence, with the telemedicine project the Korean Government is trying to provide an efficient solution for those patients in Kazakhstan and other regions across CIS countries who cannot come to Korea due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, but still want to hear Korean doctor’s opinions.
How will the telemedicine project work?
First, to develop the telemedicine project, Korean authorities assigned Samsung Medical Center as the medical institution in charge with the assistance of our company, Medical Avenue. Through our local presence in Kazakhstan, we were able to contact and partner with 10 medical institutions across Kazakhstan interested in offering this online service to their patients.
Following the agreement, those medical institutions will be able to submit the cases to Medical Avenue for medical translation and medical records handling. Our team in South Korea will coordinate the request process with the Samsung Medical Center international team and find the best possible doctor to assess the case. If the case is considered for the telemedicine project, our team will start coordinating the process with both hospitals. Finally, we’ll make sure the patient gets her/his questions answered and receives a written report of the consultation.
Finally, it is important to mention that the consultations will last about 20 minutes, that they are free of charge and that the follow up for future treatment in Korea is part of our work, also free of charge for the patient.
If you have additional questions, please contact us at any time. We look forward to assisting you.