WORLD Free medical service helps 100,000 overseas Chinese


Free medical service helps 100,000 overseas Chinese

By Bao Han | People's Daily app

16:39, March 16, 2020

Chinese embassies and consulates around the world have provided medical resources for over 100,000 overseas Chinese as of Monday amid the global COVID-19 outbreak.

Resources includes prevention guidance by regions and a free consultation service, which recommended by more than a hundred embassies and consulates.


A man wearing a respiratory mask uses a mobile phone next to pharmacy displayimg the sign "mask sold out" in the Chinese district of Milan on February 25, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Launched on March 8 by Ali Health, a Chinese Internet medical company of the Alibaba Group, the service is to solve the problem of difficulty in seeking medical treatment overseas once suspected symptoms appear.

The service provides professional and free online consultations from doctors in China. Online doctors are mostly from public hospitals who have consultation experience in Hubei province and have been trained in COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.

The service has been recommended by Chinese embassies and consulates in the US, Italy, Japan, Germany, Sweden, France, Iran, Australia, and South Africa.

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