Xinhua News Agency, Hefei, July 24th (Reporters Linlin Wang and Haitao Xu) To ease the difficulty of seeing a doctor for the masses, expanding the capacity of high-quality medical resources is the key. “This year the country will launch the second batch of 16 regional medical centers pilot construction, and will continue to plan to set up national medical centers, clinical medicine research centers, etc., to form key clinical specialty groups and enlarge national-level high-quality medical resources.” Deputy National Health Commission Director Li Bin revealed the new plan for the construction of the national hierarchical diagnosis and treatment system at the 2021 National Deepening Medical Reform Experience Promotion Conference and China Health Development Summit held in Hefei on the 24th.
In May of this year, the General Office of the State Council issued the “Key Tasks for Deepening the Reform of the Medical and Health System in 2021”, “Promoting the balanced distribution of high-quality medical resources and improving the hierarchical diagnosis and treatment system” It is listed as the second major aspect of key work.
“Some people reported that they don’t know how to handle the “14th Five-Year Plan” medical reform? The very clear answer is to form an orderly pattern of medical treatment. Where is this pattern? The key is to take Really recruiting measures to implement the implementation of serious illnesses can be solved in the province (regions and cities), common and frequently-occurring diseases can be solved in cities and counties, and headaches and brain fevers can be solved in towns and villages.” At the summit meeting, interpreting the key tasks of deepening medical reform in 2021 During the mission, Xu Shuqiang, director of the Department of System Reform of the National Health Commission, gave a clear response to the confusion in the industry.
Specifically, Xu Shuqiang introduced that there are five main points to be done this year: one is to promote the expansion and balanced layout of high-quality medical resources, and the other is to promote the construction of medical consortia , The third is to promote the construction of a hierarchical diagnosis and treatment system, the fourth is to improve the universal medical insurance system, and the fifth is to revitalize the development of traditional Chinese medicine.
In terms of the adaptability of the medical service system, at the national and provincial levels, the construction of 16 regional medical centers will be launched this year. “This means that by next year, the regional medical centers can basically cover all provinces across the country.” Xu Shuqiang said. In addition, the prefectural, municipal and county levels are focusing on promoting the construction of medical consortia. At the community and village levels, the “bottom of the net” of primary medical and health services is mainly strengthened.
In terms of advancing the construction of medical consortium, Xu Shuqiang revealed that the country is studying and drafting guidance documents for accelerating the construction and improvement of the hierarchical diagnosis and treatment system during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, and organizing a national Carry out a comprehensive assessment of the construction of hierarchical diagnosis and treatment and medical consortium, and promote the implementation of functional positioning of various medical institutions at all levels.
In terms of improving universal medical insurance, this year’s focus is to encourage qualified provinces to promote provincial-level coordination of basic medical insurance. Xu Shuqiang introduced: “Now there are only 9 provinces under the provincial overall plan. I hope to further expand the provinces and at the same time expand the overall planning capacity to strengthen the revitalization and development of Chinese medicine.”