MINSK, 21 January (BelTA) - Bangladesh is interested in medical startups of Belarus' High-Tech Park resident companies. The issue was discussed at a meeting between the HTP management and a delegation of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh headed by Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, Director General of the Directorate General of Drug Administration, BelTA learned from the High-Tech Park website.
“The foreign delegation got most interested in technological startups in telemedicine and medical solutions based on artificial intelligence from Belarusian developers,” the HTP said.
High-Tech Park Deputy Director Kirill Zalessky praised significant achievements of Belarusian companies in the area: “A cluster of medical startups with various products - from mobile health applications to automated medical and laboratory systems - has been set up at HTP. Today we can see that the future of healthcare is closely linked to the cooperation between doctors and programmers. Artificial intelligence provides significant help in diagnostics, makes it possible to draw the final conclusion on certain diseases faster and more accurately.”
Representatives of the HTP resident companies Knowledge and Health, ArtBioTech, Algimed Techno told the guests from Bangladesh about their developments in the field of automated information systems for healthcare needs, telemedicine, and demonstrated the products that help diagnose diseases, including COVID-19, in the shortest possible time.
“Bangladesh is a country with a large population. Many people live in hard-to-reach regions, which makes it difficult to provide timely medical care. Moreover, the country has faced an acute shortage of doctors, especially during the pandemic. The state sees a solution to the problem in the introduction of the latest technologies in mobile medicine. Much of what has been shown to us will be perfect for Bangladesh,” said Mohammed Rahman, head of the Bangladesh delegation.
In his words, the ability to use mobile laboratories to quickly diagnose diseases, as well as to remotely monitor and assist patients, will undoubtedly reduce the current burden on the country's healthcare system. “We see good prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation with Belarusian companies,” Mohammed Rahman said.