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Huawei AI enhances Negros Oriental’s defenses for COVID-19


[Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, 2 May 2020] SU Medical Center Foundation Inc (SUMC), the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NCCI), and  Huawei Philippines formalized the utilization of Huawei’s AI-Assisted Diagnostic test to enhance province’s fight against COVID-19.

SUMC President Roberto Montebon welcoming the audience and Huawei's executives and representatives during the ceremonial signing via WeLink.

Huawei’s AI-Assisted Diagnostic test is six times faster than manual processes and yields results in only two minutes. It will be installed within SUMC’s premises where suspected COVID-19 patients will be examined and their CT Scan result will be analyzed by ai and compared to 10,000 CT scan results in the database.

The AI diagnoses patients with a stunning accuracy of 98 percent. The Ai will help the doctors to diagnose the patient. If the CT Scan result shows possible COVID-19, the patient will be immediately recommended for isolation and will be required to do the PCR Test, which is the final and confirmatory test for COVID-19. This will mitigate the spread of the disease in the Province.

Regional governor of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry-Visayas (PCCI-Visayas), Edward Du, said that he had invited Huawei thru Lang Guo, Huawei Philippines Enterprise Director to set up the AI-Assisted technology in the province to address the shortage of test kits and delays in obtaining swab test results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila.

Huawei Philippines Vice President/COO, Daniel Guo said “We are glad that the city and the hospital take the advantage of the new technology which will truly help and prevent the COVID-19 situation. We would like to bring and then donate the same situation solution to the whole Philippines as well.”  

Du added that PCCI and NOCCI are looking forward for more joint projects with the 5G technology Huawei offers including global telemedicine, robotics, IoT, and digital contact tracing.

“Together, let us leapfrog the local ‘brick and mortar’ economy of Negros Oriental to a digital economy, and restore lost jobs through a wave of technology investments in online learning, online banking, cashless payment platforms, localized e-commerce, work-from-home (WFH) online jobs, online processing of government permits, online shopping, online marketing, online grocery and food deliveries, contactless apprehension of all violators, and virtual augmented reality in leisure, gaming, and entertainment,” Du said.