Optics Valley adds new children's hospital
A view of the Optics Valley Tongji Children's Hospital in OVC. [Photo/WeChat account of Optics Valley of China]
One of the top intelligent children's hospitals – the Optics Valley Tongji Children's Hospital – officially began receiving outpatients and inpatients on July 1 in the East Lake High-tech Development Zone (also known as Optics Valley of China, or OVC).
Boasting 31 pediatric departments and 266 medical specialists, the new hospital offers one-stop, full-life-cycle health services for children. More than 100 medical staff members who are also Party members will reportedly launch free outpatient activities in the next three months.
The hospital also has other special departments in addition to the internal and surgery departments.
Since its trial operation in mid-June, many parents and their children have traveled long distances to see doctors at the hospital. Intelligent and nebulized facilities make it more comfortable for children to see doctors.
The hospital is using a rail-type transmission system that enables medicines and samples to travel through the air without doctors and nurses meeting each other. [Photo/WeChat account of Optics Valley of China]
Childhood is conventionally defined as the period from the moment the child is born to when he or she turns 18, but many experts believe that it should be extended to include when the child is still a fertilized egg.
"Many diseases that adult patients are suffering from are actually directly related to their health in childhood, and even to the health of their parents before they were born," said Luo Xiaoping, a doctor at the hospital.