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Indonesia's Lippo taps doctor app to double medical revenue: CEO

Conglomerate 'bullish about health care in all of Asia,' John Riady says

The flagship hospital of Siloam Hospitals Group, MRCCC Siloam Hospitals Semanggi is seen in Jakarta's Semanggi area. Lippo operates Siloam International Hospitals, Indonesia's largest chain of private-sector general hospitals in terms of beds. (Photo courtesy of Siloam Hospitals Group)

JAKARTA -- Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group plans to give a shot in the arm to its core health care business with a revamped telemedicine app next year that it says will improve patients' access to doctors.

The app will primarily target people who exhibit zero to mild symptoms, John Riady, CEO of the group's flagship company Lippo Karawaci, told Nikkei in a recent interview.

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