Japanese physician clinic with smart technology is opened. Solution for the shortage of primary care.

PUBLISHED Apr 9, 2021

Staffs at MERiC

It has been three months since Japanese style physician “METiC” (T235, 2F AEON MALL Ha Dong, Duong Noi, Ha Dong, Hanoi) on the 2nd floor of “AEON MALL” in Ha Dong District, Hanoi is opened. This clinic is operated by “MEDRiNG” which is based in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.

This clinic was opened on December 18th. “METiC” is the shortened name of “MEDRiNG TOKYO INTERNATIONAL CLINIC”. Kazuma Abe, who is the CEO of this company said “Vietnam has a large population and a steady economic growth. On the other hand, there is a shortage of medical institutions and patients are concentrated in large hospitals. we can see the exact same phenomenon here in the area of primary care for initial medical care. There are not many clinics where you can feel free to consult when something happens. Therefore, we focused on primary care (= clinic).” He also said “I was wondering if we open the clinic whether in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh. At that time, I realized that the medical industry is relatively harder in terms of authorization from the government than other fields. Therefore, we chose Hanoi because it is easier to communicate with the ministry of health”

This clinic treats medical diseases such as lifestyle diseases. Medical fees include “physician treatment” (from 145,000 VND), “lifestyle disease medical examination package” (4,329,000 VND), etc. The clinic also has anti-aging related menus such as “Placenta injection / drip” and “High-concentration vitamin injection / drip” (2 million VND/ session).

Besides, there is also the “METiC Health Club” (7 million VND per a year), which provides “emergency safety and security services” to Japanese residents.

This service arranges an emergency hospital, attended by a specialized medical interpreter, and helps with payment, in a one-stop process for the emergency case.

Abe says, “We expect this clinic to be the place where the Japanese residents to pop in not only in the emergency case but also when they concern about something in their mind.

Opening hours are from 10:00 to 20:00 (pharmacy is opened until 22:00). Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are from 9am.

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