Advanced technologies and digitalization are set to improve public
health as evidenced from the exhibits at the public health and epidemic
prevention exhibition zone, a newly-added section at this year's China
International Import Expo, said Wu Jinglei, deputy director of the
Shanghai Health Promotion Commission and director of the Shanghai Health
Commission, on Friday.
Wu made the remarks during a live broadcast at the Healthy Shanghai
Studio, the first large-scale live broadcast program on health topics
set at the venue of the ongoing expo.
Residents' health awareness, understanding of the contagion, and
cooperation have been important in Shanghai's experience of fighting the
COVID-19 pandemic since early this year, Wu said.
Innovative medical products and technologies also play an important
role, as seen in the city's preparation of an integral epidemic
prevention and control plan to safeguard the opening of the CIIE this
year, Wu added.
As the leading municipality in the Yangtze River Delta region,
Shanghai and the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Anhui signed a
collaboration agreement on public health in June, aiming to further
improve and standardize health service available to all residents in the
As part of the efforts, the Yangtze River Delta (Shanghai) Internet
Hospital has been put into operation recently. Based on technologies of
cloud computing, big data, internet of things, artificial intelligence,
and 5G, such new medical service will better satisfy medical service
needs from residents in the core area of the delta region's integrated
development, which covers Shanghai's Qingpu district, Wujiang district
in Suzhou city, and Jiashan county in Jiaxing city, Wu said.