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

Telemedicine offers solutions to Hong Kong patients unwilling to visit hospitals for check-ups amid coronavirus crisis

  • Some 32 patients have tried the service launched last month as non-emergency appointments were mostly cancelled amid pandemic
  • But Dr Peter Ku says it is too early to say whether teleconferencing will help in solving the problem of a long waiting period to get medical attention

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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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