The Prime Minister has given the nod to a telemedicine project, which will be carried out at the Vietnam-Germany Friendship Hospital in Hanoi and several hospitals in Yen Bai and Thanh Hoa provinces.

The project will be implemented in three years with total investment of 8 million EUR funded by the German Government.

Accordingly, a telemedicine centre will be established at the Vietnam-Germany Friendship Hospital, providing such services as online consultations, teleradiology, and health check-ups and treatment from a distance for general hospitals in Yen Bai and Thanh Hoa as well as some of their district-level hospitals.

All the hospitals are equipped with necessary facilities to join the project, which is expected to ease overloads at central-level hospitals and increase the quality of health check-ups and treatment in local ones.-VNA