Chinese doctors have begun using 5G technology to diagnose patients remotely in hard-to-reach areas. This was reported by the Xinhua News Agency.
For example, doctors at the People’s Hospital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region in Lhasa, using a robot carried out ultrasound diagnosis of the patient, located at a distance of over 400 kilometers in the city of Nagchu.
Chen Hu, deputy director of the Tibetan People’s Hospital explained that using the robot avoided having to take the patient to a higher level hospital, thus reducing the time to diagnose the patient from 2 days to 10 minutes. The time factor in this case played a huge role, as the woman suffered from dangerous postpartum dropsy.
Given the country’s vast territory and geography, the Chinese government continues to develop telemedicine to ensure that people in remote areas with limited medical resources have access to better medical services. Digital technology, among other things, has played an important role in the fight against COVID-19, demonstrating the enormous potential of its application in health care.