The outbreak is now under control, said the ministry. Issuing prescriptions online
The National Health Commission recently released a notice saying informatization of medical institutions should be further advanced so that doctors can issue prescriptions online to treat some common diseases and chronic diseases as long as they know the patient's entire medical history and physical traits. The policy is also aimed at enabling pharmacists to check prescriptions online and deliver the required medicines.
The move may bring convenience and save time for many patients with chronic diseases, while making medical services more efficient. With the change of lifestyle and the rising aging population, chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure have rapidly increased. Statistics show China has almost 300 million people suffering from chronic diseases.