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Belt and Road will promote health care
Xinhua, 9-7, 19, http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/07/c_138373375.htm, China Focus: China, B&R countries eye cooperation in Internet-powered healthcare
YINCHUAN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — A China-Benin telemedicine cooperation center has been jointly launched by a Chinese hospital and a Beninese hospital with an aim to provide China’s online medical services to medical institutions in the West African country. At the center’s unveiling ceremony, Chinese doctors in the First People’s Hospital of Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, conducted an electrocardiogram and provided online diagnosis for a Beninese patient at the central hospital of Lokossa. The center, supported by Internet-powered telemedicine technology, will offer online imaging, surgery guidance and patient management services to medical institutions in Benin. Ma Xiaofei, head of the Yinchuan municipal health commission, said at the ceremony that the Benin subsidiary of Huawei had helped improve the Internet connection in Beninese medical institutions to ensure the proper operation of the telemedicine center. The center is the latest example of China’s broader push to cooperate with the countries along the Belt and Ro