China opens autism telemedicine platform

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  • Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019

BEIJING: A telemedicine platform for people with autism, the first of its kind in China, opened to public registration, the People’s Daily app reported.

Patients with autism will be able to receive various services from diagnosis and consultation to treatment, nursing and rehabilitation by paediatricians, nurses, care workers and educators and offline medical institutions included in China’s national telemedicine system.

The platform also offers training and education programmes in partnership with overseas rehabilitation institutions for domestic families with an autistic member.

The platform was jointly launched yesterday by the National Telemedicine and Connected Health Centre, the Teleme­dicine Manage­ment and Training Centre and the Primary-care Teleme­dicine Deve­lop­ment Directory Center under the National Health Commission and the Beijing Jingyi Rehabilitation Center for Autistic Children.

April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day, and this year’s theme was “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation” by the United Nations. — Xinhua

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