By The Nation
Under the MoU, the two medical-service giants will exchange their experienced medical resources and world-class brand offerings, introducing a fast track for Chinese patients through building a comprehensive medical service system.
Established in 1969, BDMS is the largest medical group in Thailand and one of the most prestigious hospital networks in the Asia-Pacific.
The company owns 46 hospitals located in major cities and scenic locations in Thailand and Cambodia, serving Thai patients and foreign patients from the US, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and elsewhere.
Seventeen hospitals in the BDMS network have been awarded JCI (Joint Commission International) certificates.
Over 10,000 qualified doctors and 8,000 nurses work for BDMS’s professional teams, and many of them are experts in the group’s Centres of Excellence, which specialise in cancer, heart disease, brain disease, trauma and orthopaedics.
The cooperation between BDMS and Ping An Good Doctor represents crucial progress in providing overseas medical services and reflects the advancement of the partners’ pace in globalisation, they said.
It also helps PAGD to find all possible solutions of Internet healthcare, improves the international service network, and establishes a global medical eco-system with partners.
At the same time, PAGD will assist BDMS to deeply engage in the China market by using its huge traffic and rich resources – and as a result, brand trust and equity will rise.
The alliance means Chinese patients can benefit from accurate information to choose a rational medical plan by using PAGD.
More significantly, PAGD said, the cooperation offers opportunities for Chinese patients and introduces premium medical tourism to middle-income patients.
Thus, the cooperation will bring about overseas advanced medical technology to true “no border” resources.
As of June, PAGD was China’s top mobile medical app in terms of penetration rate.
It had reached 228 million registered users, and 48.6 million medical assessment units.