Thailand’s Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Siriraj Hospital, and Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. have jointly launched the “Siriraj World Class 5G Smart Hospital”. This is branded as the first and largest 5G smart hospital project in the ASEAN region. It is designed to deliver a more efficient and convenient experience to patients by introducing technologies such as 5G, cloud, and artificial intelligence. Moreover, Siriraj Hospital and Huawei have agreed to establish a Joint Innovation Lab to incubate over 30 innovative 5G applications that will be promoted nationwide.
In this context, the Thai Prime Minister highlighted that the project marks an important first step in the utilization of digital technologies and 5G in the medical field, and expressed hopes that the project will act as a blueprint for all smart hospitals in Thailand going forward.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Thailand, Huawei and the Siriraj Hospital have strengthened their partnership around 5G. In 2020, the partners introduced 5G self-driving vehicles for contactless medical supply delivery. By the end of 2020, they signed a five-year memorandum of understanding which saw the immediate upgrade of the hospital’s previous infrastructure and the conduct of demonstration events and exhibitions to promote 5G. An innovation lab at the Srisavarindira Building of the hospital was also established as part of its infrastructure project.
(Sources: Healthcare IT News; Huawei)