Data map: A doctor in a township health center is preparing traditional Chinese medicine.

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  China News Service, July 26th. The State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine held a press conference on the 26th. Zhao Wenhua, deputy director of the Department of Medical Administration and second-level inspector of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, introduced at the meeting that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of The Medical Administration actively promotes the implementation of the grass-roots Chinese medicine service capacity improvement project, promotes the continuous improvement of the Chinese medicine grass-roots service system, the service foundation is obviously consolidated, and the service position is continuously built, so as to better satisfy the general public's "convenient to see Chinese medicine, and good Chinese medicine." The fairness, accessibility and convenience of traditional Chinese medicine services have been significantly enhanced.

  First, the grass-roots traditional Chinese medicine service network tends to be improved.

By the end of 2020, 76.7% of the county-level areas in the country have set up public county-level traditional Chinese medicine hospitals; 87% of county-level general hospitals and 64% of county-level maternal and child health care service institutions have TCM departments, 85% of community health service stations and 68% of village clinics are equipped with TCM diagnosis and treatment equipment; there are 5,473 county-level non-public TCM hospitals, 3,544 outpatient departments, 63,000 clinics, and 21,382 TCM clinics on record.

With county-level traditional Chinese medicine hospitals as the leader, community health service centers, community health service stations, township health centers, and village clinics as the main body, and county-level general hospitals, maternal and child health care institutions and other non-TCM medical institutions as the backbone, the social The grass-roots TCM service network supplemented by TCM hospitals, TCM outpatient departments and clinics has been gradually improved.

  Second, the construction of grassroots TCM teams has been strengthened.

All localities have adopted measures such as standardized training, order training, targeted recruitment, re-employment, the introduction of "green channels" for TCM personnel, and the examination and registration of physician qualifications for those with expertise in TCM, to vigorously cultivate and introduce TCM talents, enrich the grass-roots TCM team, and improve Existing staff capacity.

During the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" period, a total of 42,000 general practitioners qualified for the training and training of traditional Chinese medicine (assistant), 13,000 rural order-oriented free medical students specializing in traditional Chinese medicine were recruited and trained, and the national community health service centers, community health service stations, and township health The total number of TCM physicians in hospitals and village clinics was 183,900, an increase of 27,500 from 156,400 in 2015.

  Third, the service capacity of grass-roots traditional Chinese medicine has been significantly improved.

By supporting the infrastructure construction of about 850 county-level traditional Chinese medicine hospitals, 500 county-level traditional Chinese medicine hospitals have comprehensively improved their comprehensive service capabilities and the service capabilities of all original poverty-stricken counties. improve.

Primary medical and health institutions have shifted from focusing on disease treatment to focusing on maintaining health, and developing diversified services such as pre-disease treatment and rehabilitation.

By the end of 2020, 85.8% of the team of family doctors were able to provide traditional Chinese medicine services, and the field of traditional Chinese medicine services continued to expand.