Several Chinese companies are seeing an uptick in adoption of their telehealth solutions and health education platforms.
The Covid-19 pandemic has reached over 8 million cases globally as of mid-June, with over 2 million confirmed cases in the US alone.
When the pandemic first broke out in China in January 2020, the country saw crowded hospitals and growing fears around the virus. This led many people to rethink how they sought medical care.
As a result, several Chinese telehealth platforms — many of which have raised hundreds of millions in funding — have stepped in to take on some of the most important roles within healthcare services, from triaging patients to fulfilling prescription refills. Though not a new technology, telehealth has seen renewed demand in China amid the crisis, with many companies like Ping An Good Doctor, We Doctor, and Haodaifu reporting significant uptick in usage.