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Mobile CT vehicles aid grassroots medical care in Hainan

ehainan.gov.cn | Updated: 2021-06-10


The five vehicles with CT scanning equipment are delivered to medical centers on June 5. [Photo/Hainan Daily]

Five mobile vehicles capable of performing computed tomography (CT) scans were delivered to Haikou on June 5, giving a boost to medical care services in remote or marginal areas of Hainan.

The vehicles were part of a project led by the Hainan Provincial Health Commission to improve Hainan's medical care services at the grassroots level, through the application of 5G technology. They will be given to medical and healthcare centers in the Hainan cities of Qionghai, Danzhou, Sanya, Haikou and Wuzhishan.

The vehicles can transmit the CT examination results to a hospital in real time, and seamlessly receive a diagnosis from experts in the hospital. They can not only alleviate the current shortage of medical equipment in remote areas, but also quickly respond to the demand for CT scans incurred by public health emergencies.

Since 2018, 5G technology has been used in the in-depth integration and innovation of the medical field in South China's Hainan province, with the aim of improving the service, diagnosis, treatment and first aid capabilities of grassroots medical and health institutions.

The province's 5G- and IoT-based improvement projects for primary medical and health institutions have seen an investment of more than 200 million yuan ($31.3 million). These projects aim to help build Hainan into an island with a good ecological environment, and give its citizens good health and longevity.