06-Mar-18, South China Morning Post
China’s best doctors and hospitals are concentrated in its biggest cities. These “triple-A” hospitals account for 7.7 per cent of the total number of medical centres, but handled half of outpatient visits in 2016.
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Internet start-ups like WeDoctor and Ping An Healthcare & Technology (aka Good Doctor), have sprouted over the past few years to tap the under-served and ageing population in remote parts of China.
349 villages in Henan Province have received mobile all-in-one diagnostic stations which can run 11 tests, from measuring blood pressure and heart activity, to urine and blood analysis. Weighing 5kg, the device designed by Internet start-up WeDoctor is portable, and results are uploaded automatically for further online consultation.