Campaign aims to encourage high-risk people to take part in bone density scans
HONG KONG SAR – Media Outreach – October 20, 2022 – HKT (SEHK:6823) – HKT’s one-stop telemedicine platform DrGo announces collaboration with Quality HealthCare Medical Services (QHMS) to introduce “Care for Osteoporosis”, a dedicated osteoporosis awareness campaign launched on the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day. Aiming to raise awareness about bone health and reduce bone density-related fracture risk, the campaign will sponsor 100 high-risk individuals to undergo bone density testing offered by QHMS.
HK$800 bone density test e-voucher to be presented to 100 high-risk individuals
Osteoporosis is a common disease in Hong Kong. Due to low bone density, people with osteoporosis are prone to fractures, which could seriously impact their daily lives and even increase their risk of death.1.
To join the “Care for Osteoporosis” campaign, users can simply log into the DrGo app to take part in a quick osteoporosis self-assessment test. A total of 100 qualified users will be funded to participate in a designated bone density analysis program offered by QHMS, which includes Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) analysis, as well as bone density report consultation. follow up with a doctor. .
Ms. Teresa Ng, Commercial Director of DrGosaid: “Since osteoporosis has no noticeable symptoms, it can easily go unnoticed. As one of the leading healthcare platforms in Hong Kong, DrGo strives to go beyond video consultation and drug delivery services. We hope to expand our services to cover preventive health care and medical screening. The “Care for Osteoporosis” campaign combines the strengths of our technology and the excellent medical network of our partners to offer an exclusive “one-stop-shop” service. Through a single platform, users will be able to understand their osteoporosis risks and purchase relevant health screening services. It not only brings greater convenience to community health management, but also increases awareness of bone health.
COVID-19 infection could lead to an increased risk of osteoporosis
As a long-time partner of DrGo, QHMS believes that raising awareness of the risks of osteoporosis among the local population is paramount, especially as there is an upward trend in diagnosed cases post-pandemic. Dr Geoffrey Lau Yue-young, Medical Director of QHMS, said: “Osteoporosis is characterized by loss of bone mass which leads to bone fragility and a consequent increase in the risk of fractures. Although it is a preventable and treatable disease, based on our observations, many people have only been diagnosed with osteoporosis after suffering bone fractures. A recent clinical study indicated that osteoporosis diagnoses among recovered COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized doubled, which may be due to the COVID-19 viral infection and its treatment. 2. Together with DrGo, we hope to encourage people to learn more about their bone health and maintain their overall well-being. »
Early detection of osteoporosis helps prevent fractures
The elderly population is the most affected by osteoporosis. Fractures caused by the disease can lead to a huge health burden that negatively impacts their daily lives. Ms Jessie Ho, President of the Silver Hair Healthcare Concern Group, said: “One of my most memorable cases was of a patient who used to walk around or go to a restaurant alone. However, after an accidental hip fracture due to osteoporosis, she was bedridden for a long time. She had to rely on a cane even after she was discharged from the hospital, which left her in a bad mood. The “Care for Osteoporosis” campaign organized by DrGo and QHMS will be an optimal platform for the public to become aware of their bone health. In fact, timely diagnosis can help patients improve their bone density with different prescription medications and prevent possible bone fractures as soon as possible.
During the campaign period, new members of the DrGo app will receive an e-coupon worth HK$200 to use with DrGo video consultation services and another e-coupon worth HK$30 for use at the DrGo Health Store. To register, please download the DrGo app from drgohkt.page.link/download_app. For more details on DrGo services, please call our helpline at +852 2380 2323 or visit www.drgo.com.hk.
1. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/genomics/disease/osteoporosis.htm?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Ffeatures%2Fosteoporosis%2Findex.html
2. Source: Berktaş BM, Gökçek A, Hoca NT, Koyuncu A. COVID-19 disease and treatment decrease bone mineral density of surviving hospitalized patients. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2022 Apr;26(8):3046-3056. doi: 10.26355/eurrev_202204_28636
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DrGo is an end-to-end app-based platform that connects users with Hong Kong-licensed doctors, Hong Kong-registered/listed Chinese medicine practitioners, and other healthcare professionals who will provide consultation services medical and health care and advice via video consultation on mobile device. Certain prescribed medications will be delivered to the address indicated by the user. DrGo is the first HealthTech platform launched by HKT, offering convenient telehealth services through an end-to-end application-based platform developed and managed locally by HKT professionals. Thanks to HKT’s advanced technologies, the entire consultation journey, including service registration, appointment booking, video consultation and payment, will be carried out with encryption, with the aim of protecting life. private to users.
DrGo users in Hong Kong can access one-stop medical consultation through their mobile devices. They can talk to doctors, registered/listed Chinese medicine practitioners in Hong Kong, or other healthcare professionals from their homes or workplaces without the need to physically travel or wait in line. a hospital or clinic. Remote consultation provides a sense of ease and convenience, which is especially important at a time when social distancing is essential during the current pandemic. In addition, DrGo received the “Technology – Best Mobile Telemedicine Application” award from the Global Economics Awards 2022 and won silver in the “Public Affairs and Social Innovation” category from the Asia Smart App Awards 2021. These important global awards testify of DrGo’s cutting-edge innovation and professional service standard, which have won the trust of its customers.
Currently, DrGo partners with over 100 healthcare professionals from below medical organizations to provide telemedicine and remote healthcare services: Amazing Medical, Ascendo Health, EC Healthcare, Gleneagles Hospital, HealthKit Medical Center, Human Health, MAX Medical Center, Medical Concierge, Precious Blood Hospital (Caritas), Quality Healthcare, River Cam Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Clinic.