HONG KONG, March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Amid the severity of the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a startup nurtured by The Hong Kong Polytechnic College (PolyU), often known as iMeddy, is offering a free video medical session service on its pioneering on-line healthcare platform to a quota of three,000 COVID-19 sufferers. The service is supported by an mixture donation of HK$800,000 from The Y.Elites Affiliation and the Hong Kong Youth Growth Alliance, to assist struggle the pandemic leveraging progressive expertise.
The service is being carried out in two phases. The primary section, which is now full, focused low-income households, whereas the upcoming second section will assist the singleton aged and people dwelling in nursing houses. The initiative goals to offer crucial medical help via video session totally free to these COVID-19 sufferers who have already got signs. It will assist share the burden presently confronted by the medical system in addition to promote the usage of progressive expertise within the medical discipline.
A web based platform for medical and healthcare companies, iMeddy collaborates with greater than 300 non-public medical practitioners in Hong Kong. Customers can choose a physician, make an appointment and obtain a video medical session, all conveniently from residence. Medicines may also be despatched to the customers’ houses by supply service.
iMeddy’s platform ensures a extra environment friendly and safer session system for personal medical practitioners. This could cut back the danger of medical doctors getting contaminated throughout face-to-face consultations and therapy in addition to the potential for spreading the virus whereas sufferers are making their option to clinics.
iMeddy was based in 2021 by two PolyU alumni, specifically Mr Alex Cheuk Ka-hou (graduate of the Division of Mechanical Engineering in 2019) and Mr Stephen Tsoi Kwok-chun (graduate of the Division of Industrial and Programs Engineering in 2018). PolyU is dedicated to nurturing innovation and expertise abilities who embrace entrepreneurship to create optimistic impression on trade and society underpinned by the analysis excellence of the College.
The entrepreneurial and caring spirit of the 2 alumni is very encouraging. The PolyU Launchpad Fund is a scheme to help the acceleration of expertise startups based by PolyU college students, alumni and professors. As one of many startups receiving funding from the scheme this 12 months, iMeddy will additional improve the effectivity of its on-line session platform and broaden its improvement within the Higher Bay Space.
SOURCE The Hong Kong Polytechnic College