10LOCO revealed that it launched "Medicto" a medical service for foreigners, on Oct. 26, 2020. "Medicto" is not a translator app that only provides simple translation, but an integrated solution service that summarizes basic conversations with doctors or pharmacists when Koreans visit clinics or pharmacies in person.
Medicto provides foreign customers living in Korea with its website and app, which allow them to search clinics in Seoul where foreign languages are available, and the app allows foreigners to easily express the symptoms using an intuitive picture (pictogram) when they visit a pharmacy.
Information services for foreigners are still very low in Korea compared to the increasing percentage of foreigners living there every year. Information services for foreigners are still very low in Korea compared to the increasing percentage of foreigners living there every year. In addition, as the proportion of multicultural families, foreign students, or foreign workers in Korea increases, opinions on improving medical services for them are being raised. Yoon Jong-cheon, CEO of 10LOCO mentioned that he launched a service called "Medicto" that combines this social background with the difficulties he had experienced for a long time as an actual American student. The CEO Yoon said that after marrying his American wife, he felt the need to improve her experience at a local pharmacy and hospital. He said foreigners sometimes got or bought drugs that were not suitable for symptoms due to communication difficulties, and his wife was one of those people. After watching this, Yoon revealed that when foreigners received medical services, they had limitations and difficulties in medical services due to communication.
So he mentioned that he had figured out what needs they had against his foreign friends, which led him to start a business for the public good. Currently, 10 LOCO will expand its "Medicto " service to various foreign fields such as reservation of hospital treatment and actual insurance claims for treatment, which can be used in foreign languages for foreigners. Yoon said 10LOCO will develop into a one-stop medical integration solution that can solve medical services for foreigners in Korea.