Ping An Good Doctor’s cooperation with the Guangxi government opens doors for the company to extend its reach to ASEAN.

Ping An Good Doctor partners with Guangxi government to build Internet Healthcare platform

By Dean Koh
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Above photo: (L to R) Deng Shijun, Secretary General of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangxi Committee, and Wu Peng, General Manager of Ping An Good Doctor at the signing ceremony. Credit: Ping An Good Doctor

Earlier this week, Ping An Good Doctor, China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangxi Committee, partnering with the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to build an Internet Healthcare platform in Guangxi. Guangxi is an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China, located in south China and bordering Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT

Pursuant to the requirements of the Notice on Issuing the Guiding Opinions on Encouraging the Development of Drug Retail (For Trial Implementation) (Gui Yao Jian [2019] No. 44) promulgated by the Guangxi Medical Products Administration in July 2019, Ping An Good Doctor will proactively promote their One-minute Clinic in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on a pilot basis, actively develop and expand the “Internet + Drug Circulation” model to every town and rural village in the region.

Pilot measures on the installation of automated drug vendor machines in large public places and remote communities to cater to people’s need for drugs will also be implemented. Each One-minute Clinic consists of an “Independent Diagnosis Room” and an “Intelligent Medicine Cabinet” in which more than 100 types of common OTC drugs are stored at low temperatures, enabling patients to seek 24/7 medical and health consultation, health management and drug purchase services anytime and anywhere.

With the support of the Autonomous Region Government and the relevant authorities, Ping An Good Doctor will also build Internet-based physical hospitals in Guangxi, contribute and share the experience of Internet hospital operation, and cooperate with local physical hospitals in Guangxi to build “new Internet hospitals”.

THE LARGER TREND

Last month, Ping An Good Doctor launched its Private Doctor service in China, which will provide users with all-round active medical and healthcare services such as 24x7 online consultation, second-round consultation with renowned doctors, offline clinical arrangement, health management and chronic disease management. In July, the company reached strategic cooperation with nearly 50 hospitals across China to jointly develop a new “internet hospital” model. 

FUTURE PLANS

In the near future, the One-minute Clinics will be installed at enterprises, large communities, chain pharmacies, highway service points, university campus, entrance and exit of subway and high-speed railway stations and other public places across Guangxi. 

As the only province in China that borders the ASEAN with both land and sea lanes, Guangxi has placed tremendous effort to develop the six major industries with the healthcare service as the primary sector of development and attract business investment. Ping An Good Doctor’s cooperation with the Guangxi government opens doors for the company to extend its reach to ASEAN.