Uzbekistan and Japan establish cooperation in the field of telemedicine
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Japan held a video conference with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications, and the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan.
During the online meeting, projects in the field of telemedicine were presented by 4 Japanese companies: "Melody International", "Olympus Corp.", "Qunie Corp." and "Allm Inc". This was reported by the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Tokyo.
Melody International presented a project to ensure perinatal (prenatal) health, involving the use of a telemonitoring system (new generation Petit CTG devices) to monitor the condition of the mother and fetus.
A cardiotocograph is a medical device invented in Japan in the 1970s, the use of which reduced the mortality rate of mothers and children to the lowest rates in the world. Used in mid to late pregnancy. The company has experience in implementing similar projects abroad, in particular in Thailand and Myanmar.
Remote monitoring improves the scientific and technical capabilities of medical institutions, incl. located in remote areas, allows you to maintain the health of people at the proper level during quarantine restrictions caused by epidemiological situations.
Olympus Corp. presented a line of equipment used to detect cancer of various organs.
Olympus Corp. is a major manufacturer of medical and industrial equipment. Medical industry revenues were in excess of US$6 billion as of March 2020.
The company is especially strong in the production of endoscopic equipment, including for the detection and treatment of the most severe types of cancer: lungs, stomach, intestines and urinary system. At Olympus Corp. accounts for 70% of the equipment for endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) in the world. In total, 39 million examinations of the gastrointestinal tract in the world have been carried out by the company’s equipment so far.
DeepTek project of Qunie Corp. involves the use of artificial intelligence to respond to pandemics, incl. coronavirus, pneumonia, tuberculosis, etc. - about 17 diseases in total.
The project involves the use of mobile X-ray equipment, which allows identifying foci of infection, avoiding infection of other patients in large medical institutions, obtaining accurate and reliable results in a short time, and subsequently monitoring the dynamics of patients’ health.
Allm Inc presented two projects:
1) a platform for monitoring the condition of patients (a joint project with the Israeli startup "Binah") as an IT solution in the fight against the spread and treatment of coronavirus.
It is used using a mobile application (like WhatsApp, Telegram), which in turn allows you to directly contact doctors (both via chat and video conference), but also contains recommendations in case of emergencies, information about medical institutions, patient history, etc. ...
2) the digital platform "doctor-doctor" is a project that unites medical institutions and medical workers into local, regional and national tele-systems with a single database, as well as the ability to provide consultation to patients and colleagues.
Moreover, the platform allows to connect the systems of different countries and thereby receive consulting and other support from medical workers from other countries of the world. Used in 21 countries of the world. In particular, it has been approved for use in the USA, Japan, the EU, Brazil, and is being negotiated in China and Thailand.
In addition to coronavirus, it allows to get advice on other types of disease, including neurological, cardiological, infectious, oncological, etc.
In conclusion, an agreement was reached to determine contact persons on each side, to work out the issue of financing projects, including the possibility of attracting funds from the Japanese government, and to determine the most acceptable formats of cooperation.