Measat, Mudah Healthtech partner to bring digital healthcare to up to 1 million rural residents

Measat, Mudah Healthtech partner to bring digital healthcare to up to 1 million rural residents
  • Lovers commit to digitising centers, enabling 1, 000 physicians to help 2, 000 kiosks
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Left - Right: Yau Chyong Lim, chief operating officer, Measat Global Berhad, Flovia Ng, assistant minister, Community Development and People‘s Wellbeing for Sabah & Dr Kantha Rasalingam, CEO, Mudah HealthTech

Through the CONNECTme NOW satellite broadband service, Measat Global Berhad ( Measat ), Malaysia’s rural broadband service provider, has partnered with healthcare technology company Mudah Healthtech Sdn Bhd to provide the Sihat Xpress telehealth service in remote communities.

In a joint statement, the companies announced their collaboration and the filing of a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) in Ranau, Malaysia’s first rural Sihat Xpress page, serving as a proof- of- strategy for enhancing rural medical through digital technologies.

Through this partnership, Measat and Mudah Healthtech hope to offer electronic care to up to 1, 000, 000 Malay living in rural and remote areas across the country who are underserved and underserved. Additionally, the MoU includes the digitization of hospitals with healthcare capabilities, enabling at least 1, 000 specialists to install up to 2, 000 Sihat Xpress remote healthcare kiosks at CONNECTme Then locations within the next two years.

The Sihat Xpress program allows villagers to utilize healthcare kiosks to check oxygen levels, blood pressure, and body temperature, and to schedule online consultations with doctors for non-emergency health issues like minor illnesses and public health inquiries. Blood glucose testing is one additional health check that could be introduced in the future. &nbsp,

This initiative aims to address issues with healthcare delivery in rural areas, such as overcrowding at medical facilities, and promoting health literacy through educational content.

Commenting on the partnership, Yau Chyong Lim, chief operating officer, Measat, said” As Malaysia’s rural broadband service provider, our collaboration with Mudah Healthtech for the Sihat Xpress rural telehealth initiative is part of our long- term effort to contribute to Malaysia’s national goals beyond providing telecommunications services”.

Yau Chyong Lim, Measat’s Chief Operating Officer, stated that this collaboration aligns with Measat’s commitment to contribute to Malaysia’s national goals beyond telecommunications services. &nbsp,

He added that with CONNECTme NOW as an enabler, Measat is empowering rural entrepreneurship and connecting residents to the digital economy via the initiative. Through our CONNECTme NOW hotspots, we are enabling digital healthcare for up to 1, 000, 000 underserved and marginalized people in rural areas. Without having to travel long distances to a healthcare facility or take regular exams, we can help close the healthcare gap in remote communities by empowering rural residents to actively monitor their health through online consultations and routine checks, Yau said.

The Sihat Xpress initiative in rural areas is in line with national goals to digitize all healthcare facilities by 2030 to improve service delivery, as well as the potential use of telehealth as a cost-effective way to close costs associated with providing high-quality healthcare in remote areas, in addition to gathering data to support public health planning to achieve better outcomes.