There is an ever-growing amount of foreigners living in Korea. With work and school options in Korea, a lot of foreigners make their way here for long-term living. Foreigners want nothing more than to be comfortable and safe when living in a different country especially where there might be a language barrier. One concern that foreigners may have is what to do if a medical situation comes up for them. Fortunately, there is now a service that can help foreigners with that.
10 LOCO Co., Ltd. Launched an amazing medical service app called “Medicto.” It was launched on October 26, 2020, and provides foreigners in Korea with the option of seeking medical services when needed. “Medicto” provides simple translation and an integrated solution service that takes basic conversations with doctors or pharmacists and summarizes it for the users. You get provided the same information as anyone who visits a clinic or pharmacy in Korea in person.
“Medicto” has both a user-friendly app and website for foreign customers. Both platforms allow users to search for clinics in Seoul. Here, foreign languages are available. Intuitive pictures on the app and website can be used for foreigners to express the symptoms they are having. It is easy to use and convenient. They can use these images when visiting a pharmacy to better communicate with the pharmacists.
Unfortunately, information services are still very less available in Korea compared to the increase of foreigners living there every year. However, opinions on improving medical services are being presented as an increase in multicultural families, foreign students, and foreign workers are happening throughout Korea. Yoon Jong-Cheon is the CEO of 10LOCO and he has mentioned that he launched “Medicto” to combine this social background with the difficulties he experienced for quite some time as an American student. He realized there was a need to improve his American wife’s experience at local pharmacies and hospitals. Due to communication difficulties, CEO Yoon said foreigners would sometimes be provided the wrong drugs that were not suitable for their symptoms. Also due to these communication difficulties, foreigners had limitations and issues when it came to medical services.
Yoon Jong-Cheon was guided to start a business for the good of the public when he figured out what needs a service like this could have for his foreign friends. 10 LOCO will expand its “Medicto” service to a variety of foreign fields. These fields include the reservation of hospital treatment and insurance claims for treatment. This can be used in foreign languages for foreigners. Yoon said 10LOCO will develop into a one-stop medical integration solution that can solve the problems with medical services that foreigners in Korea face.
If you or someone you know is a foreigner living in Korea or plan to, this is a service you do not want to pass on. It will benefit you in the long wrong with all your medical needs. You will not have to worry about any miscommunication when interacting with doctors and pharmacists that could possibly result in the wrong prescription or service. “Medicto” is convenient and easy to use for any foreigner in Korea that may need it.