Thursday, August 13, 2020

Home blood tests for elderly from next month

Jul 13. 2020
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By The Nation

The elderly can have their blood tested at home from next month, in the latest telemedicine innovation aimed at reducing risk of Covid-19 and other infections.

Facebook celebrity doctor Mor Lab Panda (aka Parkpum Thephussadin) revealed that the pilot BangkokTeleLab project plans to send medics to elderly patients’ homes to collect and test blood samples from August.

The pilot project is being launched by Bangkok’s Vajira Hospital and will start by testing bedridden patients who would otherwise have to book a car at a cost of Bt2000-Bt3,000 to transfer them to hospital.

The next phase will focus on the elderly to prevent in-hospital density and reduce the risk of virus transmission.

Parkpum thanked Bangkok City authorities for approving and supporting the project.

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