- Posted April 13, 2014 by
Parkway Hospitals Offers Telemedicine Service for Overseas Patients
Telemedicine is an innovative technology to consult doctors at a distance place by audio-visual means. It is a process by which doctors and patients can see and talk each other live on screen just like the face-to-face visit. Its introduction in Bangladesh will provide real time interactive communication between the patients in Bangladesh and the physicians at PCC, Singapore.
On occasion of launching telemedicine, Mr. Zahid Hassan Khan, Advisor of Parkway Cancer Centre at Bangladesh office. He said “At PCC, we use the latest technologies in cancer treatment so that the patient can access to proven and innovative therapy for best possible outcome. PCC is the first in Asia to introduce revolutionary TumorGraft™ which can accurately identify a particular drug or drug combination therapy suited to treat a particular cancer. Not just in treatment, our holistic plan aims at providing support and guidance in every steps in their journey, from correct diagnosis to cure, from prevention to palliative care. Even after cure, we provide patients nutrition screening and dietary counseling and encourage them to take part in inspirational program to help others cope cancer. Telemedicine is a timely addition to our cancer care plan that will certainly strengthen the bonding to our patients and will provide better monitoring, consultation and support to them while they are in Bangladesh.”
Dr Lim Hong Liang, Senior Consultant of Medical Oncology at PCC spoke on the topic “Treating and beating cancer” with a special emphasis on lung cancer. He said that the risk for some cancer like lung, colon, stomach, oral, breast cancer etc can be reduced by quitting smoking, exercise, screening, healthy diet. For some other cancer, there is no prevention and early diagnosis is the key. “Although diagnosis of cancer is like a nightmare, people should not lose hope. With some exciting cutting edge technology and better drugs in our hand, we are now more capable of managing cancer than ever before”, he added.
Telemedicine will benefit patients in several ways. Newly diagnosed cancer patients can consult directly with doctors about the services provided by PCC, their management plan, prognosis or can seek a second opinion. Patients, who are already treated in PCC, can have better follow up process by direct communication with their particular specialists with efficient response time. Specialists will also have better access to see and chat their patients live on screen, have option for remote reading of diagnostic tests and better tools to evaluate patient’s prognosis. For some patients, it will avoid the stress and expense of traveling to Singapore again and avoid missing working hours.
Telemedicine consultations will be scheduled with individual subspecialists or a team of subspecialists as needed. Medical translation services will also be provided when needed to support communications.
About Parkway Cancer Centre:
Parkway Cancer Centre (PCC) is committed to providing the most comprehensive and integrated premier cancer service that is patient-focused, with utmost care, comfort and compassion. It is an initiative of Parkway Hospitals Singapore Pte Ltd which owns and operates Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Gleneagles and Parkway East Hospital in Singapore and has a total of 15 hospitals around the region and the expertise of 1,500 accredited medical professionals in a wide range of specialist fields. They also operate over 45 International Patient Assistance Centers across the globe, bringing quality and integrated healthcare to patients.
Parkway Hospitals Singapore, Bangladesh Office has been operating for years in assisting patients with an aim to provide the comprehensive care and service excellence.
For more information, please visit our website: http:// www.parkwaycancercentre.com