Platform for China, ASEAN medical cooperation launched in Nanning (中国—东盟跨境医疗合作平台正式启动)


Updated: 2020-10-10

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The releasing ceremony of the China-ASEAN Cross-border Medical Cooperation Platform. [Photo by Li Guanhong/]

The China-ASEAN Cross-border Medical Cooperation Platform was put into official operation during a ceremony held on Oct 9 in the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

It is expected that the platform will contribute to the development of healthcare in countries and regions alongside the Belt and Road. 

The platform was built on the basis of cloud computing, applying intelligent measures to offer one-stop medical services for patients in ASEAN countries. 

Users can log into the platform using the smartphone app and enjoy services such as remote pre-hospital communication with experts from the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, getting the latest information on their treatment when in hospital, and having follow-up visits. 

In addition, functions such as multilingual services and international settlement payments are available on the platform.

Chen Junqiang, director of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, said that the medical demands from ASEAN countries are huge and the hospital's advantages in treatment and techniques can better serve ASEAN patients.

Chen added that the hospital will further establish China-ASEAN medical centers in areas such as radiography, testing and pathology to push forward medical communication and cooperation between Guangxi and ASEAN countries.