General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, discussed the national policy on 5G and the digital economy. “Thailand understands the importance of technology and is today an important first step in the use of digital technologies and 5G in the medical field. We are grateful for the long-standing friendship and collaboration between Thailand and China. We admire Siriraj Hospital and Mahidol University, and would like to thank Huawei, NBTC and all other partners. We hope that the project will serve as a model for all smart hospitals in Thailand go forward.”
Han Zhiqiang, ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Thailand, pointed out that China will leverage technology to help Thailand fight against the pandemic. “China and Thailand 5G cooperation has become a model in the region, helping Thailand become the first country of South East Asia to launch the commercial use of 5G. China will continue to support Huawei and other Chinese companies in promoting smart hospitals and improving the lives of Thais and Chinese. “
Teacher. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, MD, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University, and Colonel Natee Sukonrat, Ph.D., The NBTC vice president stressed that with the “smart hospitals” model, people in remote areas will have a better chance of accessing advanced health services.
Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Thailand, said: ‘This means an upgrade model Thailand the public health industry in the future and contributes to Siriraj’s transition to become a smart hospital, in line with Huawei’s mission to grow in Thailand, Contribute to Thailand. “
Siriraj Hospital and Huawei signed a five-year memorandum of understanding in december 2020 to accelerate the use of 5G and cloud technologies. In June, 5G unmanned vehicles were introduced for the delivery of contactless medical supplies. Last year, Siriraj was awarded by CommunicAsia for “the most innovative 5G trial in the Asia-Pacific region”.