Pol.Lt.Gen. Sopon Pisuttiwong, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, presided over the opening ceremony of the BMA Medical Service Department Foundation Day under the name of “47th Anniversary of the BMA Medical Service Department Foundation: Digital Health Organization” and awarded the honorable plaques to excellent executives from the Medical Service Department, outstanding officials and personnel from the BMA, and best network organizations.

Moreover, there was the launching of the intelligent robot named “Nong Suk Jai”, an assistant of medical service personnel at hospitals under the BMA Medical Service Department. It can provide meal delivery service and medical service assistance, welcome visitors, as well as greet, chat, answer, and communicate with service users. Besides, it can provide the COVID-19 screening service by filling in information on symptoms using the touchscreen or registering with voice-activated question-answering system. For those in the risk group, the robot will give advice on how to behave in various languages. It can also deliver meals to the COVID-19 patient rooms. The first 5 “Nong Suk Jai” robots will be piloted at the BMA General Hospital, King Taksin Memorial Hospital, Charoen Krung Pracharak Hospital, Sirindhorn Hospital, and Ratchaphiphat Hospital. This aims to use advanced technology to upgrade and develop services and the new style of medical treatment to keep pace with the trend of healthcare technology.

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