Actress Heart Evangelista is bringing “telemedicine services” to residents of Sorsogon City with the aim of providing accessible health care to those living in far-flung barangays.
“In a time where health concerns are on the rise, it’s important to give access to healthcare to everyone. In Sorsogon, we started to test a Tele-Med/Tele-Doc where patients can virtually consult a doctor using cellphones or internet connection,” Heart wrote on the caption of her post on Instagram revealing the initiative.
“It even has BP [blood pressure], ECG [electrocardiogram], temperature, and blood sugar tests that doctors can see in real-time,” she added.
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Heart continued: “This is so important for people, especially those in far-flung barangays. I hope that in the future, this type of service can be available everywhere for everyone to use.”
She also shared in a Tweet that the project is spearheaded by the provincial government of Sorsogon which is under Sorsogon Gov. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, her husband.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telemedicine allows doctors to give diagnostics and therapeutic services through communication technologies such as two-way video, e-mail, and smartphones.
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