China News Service, January 18th. According to the website of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, in order to thoroughly implement the spirit of the State Council’s Several Opinions on Accelerating the Development of the Rehabilitation Assistive Device Industry (Guo Fa [2016] No. 60), and accelerate the development of the rehabilitation assistive device industry, Recently, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Finance, the General Administration of Market Supervision and Administration, and the China Disabled Persons’ Federation jointly issued the "Regarding the Second Batch of National Comprehensive Innovations in the Rehabilitation Assistive Device Industry" The Pilot Notice (Minfa [2020] No. 149, hereinafter referred to as the "Notice"), launched the second batch of national comprehensive innovation pilots for the rehabilitation assistive device industry.

  In accordance with the spirit of the "Notice", the Ministry of Civil Affairs and other seven departments will select 15 prefecture-level administrative regions (including sub-provincial cities) across the country to carry out comprehensive innovation pilots for the rehabilitation assistive device industry based on the maximum use of existing resources. Through the pilot project, the rehabilitation assistive device industry will be built into a leading industry to facilitate economic transformation and upgrading, and continue to meet the needs of the elderly, the disabled and the injured for multi-level and diversified rehabilitation assistive device configuration services.

  The "Notice" proposes six pilot tasks for promoting the development of industrial clusters, strengthening the construction of service networks, advancing the innovation of government-industry-university-research-use models, realizing the integrated development of business forms, creating a good market environment, and developing community rental services for rehabilitation assistive devices. The pilot areas are required Select one or more tasks to carry out the pilot program, create a batch of distinctive experience and advanced practices, form a batch of reproducible and extendable policy measures and development models, and accumulate experience and provide for the accelerated development of the rehabilitation assistive device industry across the country. demonstration.

  The "Notice" clarifies that the people's government of the pilot area is the main body of responsibility for the pilot work, responsible for the organization and leadership of the pilot work, implementation promotion, comprehensive coordination and measure guarantee, and fully promote the implementation of the tasks in the pilot program to ensure that the pilot work achieves practical results; Civil affairs, development and reform and other departments and units keep track of the progress of the pilot work in a timely manner, strengthen dynamic tracking and work supervision, and actively coordinate to solve existing difficulties and problems; the Ministry of Civil Affairs, together with relevant departments and units, strengthen the macro guidance, policy improvement and supervision and promotion of the pilot work, Evaluate and summarize the pilot work, and promptly promote the beneficial experience and successful practices of the pilot to the whole country.

  In order to support the smooth progress of the second batch of comprehensive innovation pilot work, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and other 22 member units of the Inter-Ministerial Joint Conference to Accelerate the Development of the Rehabilitation Assistive Device Industry also jointly issued the "List of Policies and Measures on the National Comprehensive Innovation Pilot Work Supporting the Rehabilitation Assistive Device Industry "Notice" (Minfa [2020] No. 150), clarified 29 supporting policies and measures in R&D and innovation, enterprise development, service network, consumer security, etc.

  In December 2017, six departments and units including the Ministry of Civil Affairs selected 12 regions including Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province to carry out the first batch of national comprehensive innovation pilots for the rehabilitation assistive device industry, which achieved remarkable results.

In 2020, the Ministry of Civil Affairs commissioned a third-party agency to conduct a third-party evaluation of the effectiveness of the pilot and summarize the relevant experience of the pilot.

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