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Bangkok virtual hospital finds opportunity in lockdown

Teleconsulting, prescription delivery and home blood tests draw shut-in patients

A doctor at Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok holds a virtual visit with a patient. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE -- A young doctor donning headphones sits in front of a row of monitors at Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok, preparing to attend to a mask-wearing patient on one of the screens.

"Hello. What seems to be the problem?" says the physician during the call last month.

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