Unlike the US and mainland China, which have been using telemedicine to screen and treat patients for the coronavirus, Hong Kong has started the services for general consultation only. Photo: Dickson Lee Unlike the US and mainland China, which have been using telemedicine to screen and treat patients for the coronavirus, Hong Kong has started the services for general consultation only. Photo: Dickson Lee
Unlike the US and mainland China, which have been using telemedicine to screen and treat patients for the coronavirus, Hong Kong has started the services for general consultation only. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Why telemedicine is worth embracing

  • The technology has been a revelation for general primary health care in the US and Europe, and Hong Kong should follow suit

Unlike the US and mainland China, which have been using telemedicine to screen and treat patients for the coronavirus, Hong Kong has started the services for general consultation only. Photo: Dickson Lee Unlike the US and mainland China, which have been using telemedicine to screen and treat patients for the coronavirus, Hong Kong has started the services for general consultation only. Photo: Dickson Lee
Unlike the US and mainland China, which have been using telemedicine to screen and treat patients for the coronavirus, Hong Kong has started the services for general consultation only. Photo: Dickson Lee
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