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Two executives of US healthcare company in city

DHAKA, March 11, 2017 (BSS) - Executives with Google Glass startup Augmedix are in Dhaka to meet local business leaders and discuss plans to employ a large number of medical assistants (remote scribes) across Bangladesh.

Co-founder US-based early-stage healthcare company Augmedix Pelu Tran and a Venture Partner at OrbiMed came to Dhaka on March 10 on a 4-day visit, said a press release.

During their visit, Yecies and Tran will meet with various government and business leaders. They include Information and Communication Technology State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, who has been an early and ongoing advocate for Augmedix and for establishing stronger ties between Bangladesh and Silicon Valley.

The two executives will also meet with Tapan Chowdhury, Managing Director of The Square Group, who has been partnering with Augmedix to scale its clinical operations teams across Bangladesh.

Augmedix was founded in 2012 by Tran and Ian Shakil, whose father is Bangladeshi and mother is American. The Google Glass-powered remote scribe service frees doctors from three hours of mandated charting and documentation each day.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)