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Internet hospitals facilitate citizens’ life

With the rapid development of information technology, internet medical services have gradually integrated into the daily lives of Ningbo people. According to  “Ningbo Internet Hospital Development Forum” held on July 15, Ningbo has established 42 internet hospitals, and an increasing number of citizens are choosing internet hospitals for medical treatment.

The earliest internet medical services in Ningbo can be traced back to 2014. In September of that year, Ningbo took the lead in the country in launching the construction of a “cloud hospital”, exploring and practicing internet medical services. On March 11, 2015, the “Cloud Hospital” was officially launched and put into operation, being the first internet hospital in Ningbo. From then on, Ningbo residents began to experience a new model of medical treatment.

According to statistics, there are currently 42 internet hospitals in Ningbo, including six municipal hospitals, 25 county-level medical communities, and 11 private and other hospitals. In daily life, especially during the epidemic prevention and control period, 42 internet hospitals may provide online diagnosis and treatment, examination appointments, and other services to the public. By the end of this year, they have served over eight million people.

Reportedly, the Internet medical services in Ningbo mainly include five sections, namely “Internet + consultation services”, “Internet + pharmacy services”, “Internet  + nursing services”, “Internet + inspection services” and “Internet + health management”.

At present, the “Cloud Hospital” platform in Ningbo covers 214 medical institutions, with 160 internet diagnosis and treatment items, and 53 internet nursing projects, involving 31,246 internet medical staff and pharmacists in the city, including 21,766 doctors, 9,053 nurses, and 427 pharmacists.

Statistics show that in the first half of this year, internet hospitals served 466,804 people, an increase of 87% year on year. Among others, the number of consultation services reached 208,372 people, accounting for nearly 44% of the city’s internet diagnosis and treatment volume

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