Thipparath picks Tencent Cloud for COVID care platform for Phuket

Thipparath Business Group is working with Tencent Cloud to create a central platform for Phuket Organizations COVID Care (POCC) management, which serves as an online central communication channel between the public and provincial administrations and all sectors in Phuket, Thailand.

Commissioned by the Phuket Provincial Administration, Thipparath Business Group chose Tencent Cloud to develop the POCC Central Management Platform to be used as a proactive measure to respond and maintain the public’s quick access amid the spread of COVID-19. 

The POCC platform’s operations have now been expanded to support home isolation treatment for people in Phuket. The general public can register for the program and receive aid with regular support from health specialists.

Thalang Hospital was one of the first hospitals under the POCC platform, along with Thalang District Public Health Office and all sub-district Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH), to conduct home isolation procedures specially serving mildly symptomatic patients. 

The hospital needs all new COVID-19 cases in the district to register through the POCC system. It also plans to expand its COVID-19 patient treatment with POCC systems such as the preparation of the pre-examination registration system and online medical certificate issuance, as well as consultations and advice via telemedicine.

Tencent Cloud has two data centres in Thailand, which help increase processing capacity and accelerate operations.

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 utilize 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 said.

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. Other health services may be modified or added in the future to improve the mobility and efficiency of relevant agencies.