A doctor uses the online consultation platform to answer patients' consultations. [Photo/gywb.cn]
The novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic has led many people to choose online medical treatment, according to medical experts.
They say the online medical services industry has become a bridge for patients and doctors.
One high-profile example is an internet platform for medical experts across the country operated by Guiyang Longmaster Information Technology Co Ltd, an enterprise incubated and located at Guiyang National High-tech Industrial Development Zone in Guiyang, capital city of Southwest China's Guizhou province.
The company already won renown for being one of the enterprises that won the title of top 100 internet companies for four consecutive years.
Longmaster rolled out its Great Health app to hook up 39 internet hospitals, Chinese volunteer doctors and experts in related disciplines during the novel coronavirus epidemic. It used its "internet + medical" technology, to achieve "face-to-face" consultation between experts and patients, experts and medical workers in different places, company officials said.
According to statistics, during the COVID-19 epidemic, the average daily browsing volume on the Longmaster inquiry platform reached more than 30,000, and the cumulative browsing volume exceeded five million.
Users came from 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China, as well as 15 countries. Video and teletext inquiries and consultations reached 600 persons a day, nearly five times that of the previous year, with cumulative service inquiries of nearly 100,000, and nearly 10,000 doctors working on providing medical services.