Phuket commissions Tencent and Thipparath to build COVID-19 care platform

Thaliand’s Phuket Provincial Administration has commissioned a project to develop a central platform for managing COVID-19 care.

Entrusted to Thipparath Business Group and Tencent Cloud to build, the platform serves as an online central communication channel between the public and provincial administrations and all sectors in Phuket.

According to Bancha Kakong, Vice Chairman of the Phuket Provincial Administrative Hospital Board and Special Advisor to Chief of Phuket Provincial Administration, the Phuket Organizations COVID Care (POCC) platform’s operations have now been expanded to support home isolation treatment for people in Phuket.

The public can register for the programme and receive aid with regular support from health specialists.

Thiparee Kitjapipat, Managing Director of Thipparath Business Group, said the POCC platform initially focuses on providing people with access to health services for self-care, assisting in situations where there are many infected cases to reduce density in healthcare facilities, and lowering the dangers of spreading the illness.

“We believe that our collaboration with Tencent Cloud, which allows us to utilise its high-quality and high-performance cloud technologies, will help us do our duties more efficiently and ensure the health of residents and tourists in Phuket,” she added.

The POCC platform is available to the public, health professionals, local operators, and top provincial officials from both the public and private sectors in Phuket.

It is associated with various public health services addressing pandemic-related concerns, including self-risk assessment, Antigen Test Kits (ATK) request, home isolation, and educating the public about Phuket’s COVID-19 situation. In the future, other health services may be modified or added to improve the mobility and efficiency of relevant agencies.

“We would like to commend Thipparath Business Group for developing this solution with thoughtfulness and sending teams to the area to closely support the work of the authorities for Phuket to effectively manage the COVID-19 situation and comply with Phuket’s master plan policies,” said Krittee Manoleehagul, Vice President of Tencent Cloud International for Southeast Asia.

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