5G ambulances introduced at 2nd CIIE

By Zhu Bochen
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Decoration work is being carried out for the south square of the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 25, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Six 5G ambulances will be put into operation to improve the effectiveness of emergency medical services and ensure medical security for the upcoming second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai this November. 

This was announced on Oct. 23 at a press conference held by the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission. 

In addition to necessary first-aid devices, these ambulances have also been equipped with a 5G platform for emergency healthcare. This platform can show a patient's name, gender, age, electrocardiograms and monitoring information. It will also show the location of the ambulance. All these data can be transmitted in real time to the emergency centers of three designated hospitals. 

"Compared with traditional ambulances, the 5G ambulances are more like a mobile ER to patients since pre-hospital and in-hospital treatments can be perfectly combined to avoid wasting the time spent during the rescue," said Zhu Qinzhong, director of Shanghai Medical Emergency Center. 

According to Zhu, the second a patient is taken into a 5G ambulance, all the health data needed for a medical diagnosis will be transmitted in real time to doctors at the target hospital. When the 5G ambulance is on its way, the doctors can give pre-surgery instructions to emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics in the ambulance. At the same time, they can begin to prepare for surgery in the hospital. 

The artificial intelligence and augmented reality technologies are deployed during the process of emergency response. A 1080p high-definition video system is also installed in each of the ambulances. 

Earlier in June 2019, the first 5G ambulance emergency response drill in Shanghai was completed by the Shanghai Medical Emergency Center and Shanghai General Hospital. Since then, trial operations have been going well. 

This year's CIIE will run at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from Nov. 5 to 10. It is the world's first import-themed national-level exhibition.

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