Taiwan dermatologists create Facebook page for foreigners seeking medical help

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TAIPEI (The China Post) — With the coronavirus pandemic taking a toll on frontline medical workers worldwide, many patients with pre-existing medical conditions are struggling to seek medical help.

With this observation in mind, a group of Taiwan dermatologists has decided to create a Facebook page for foreigners who might need medical assistance but cannot receive help from their home country.

Professor Li Yu-Chuan (李友專) and his team created the webpage and invited many dermatologists to help with the patients’ consultations.

In a Facebook post, Doctor Shi Po-yu shared the story of a friend who recently discovered some abnormalities on his skin and needed consulting. Amid the pandemic, however, he couldn’t go to the doctor and instead sent him an email to ask for help.

This led Dr. Shi to invite Taiwanese doctors to lend a helping hand to the foreign community, making an international safe-space for people with medical issues.

The Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/twcanhelp/)  is now set up for foreigners in need. All comments will be made by dermatologists verified by TWcanHelp.