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Huawei pilots 5G unmanned vehicle at Thai smart hospital

Huawei Technologies along with Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and Thai state hospital launched an unmanned vehicle using 5G communications to deliver contactless medical supplies.

‘Unmanned Vehicle Pilot Project Driving Thai Healthcare to 5G Era,’ a self-driving car to use 5G technology from Huawei aiming to bring about contactless delivery solution of medical supplies, said a press release.
Such technology can replace manpower in logistics services as it can operate in complex environments while the autonomous car offers safe, convenient and cost-effective solutions reducing workload for healthcare worker and improving patient safety.

“The NBTC has been utilizing 5G technology with remote medical services by connecting with Community Health Promotion Hospital and large local hospitals in piloting remote treatment of four diseases – such as eye diseases, skin diseases, blood pressure abnormalities and diabetes.”, said Takorn Tantasith, Secretary-General of the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.

Moreover, the remote medical care has also expanded to local prisons, to give easier medical access to people and prisoners in remote areas, he said.

After the first test trial in Siriraj Hospital, the oldest and largest hospital in Thailand at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, the NBTC will evaluate the benefits and efficiency of the 5G-enable unmanned vehicle.