China News Agency, Beijing, September 23 (Reporter Li Chun) Talking about the work and achievements in promoting the development of traditional Chinese medicine in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, Wu Zhendou, director of the International Cooperation Department of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of China, said in Beijing on the 23rd that he would make solid progress. Various tasks in the construction of a highland of traditional Chinese medicine will continue to give full play to the location advantage of the bridgehead of traditional Chinese medicine in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

  The National Health Commission held a press conference on the same day to introduce the scientific and technological innovation of traditional Chinese medicine and "going out" since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Wu Zhendou said that the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine attached great importance to the development of traditional Chinese medicine in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, timely coordinated with relevant departments to actively promote the construction of a highland of traditional Chinese medicine, and achieved a series of results.

  Specifically, first, the top-level design was further improved.

The State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Construction Leading Group Office, and the Guangdong Provincial People's Government jointly issued the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Traditional Chinese Medicine Highland Construction Plan (2020-2025)" and formulated five supporting implementation plans. , to provide all-round guarantee for the construction of traditional Chinese medicine highland.

  The second is the continuous improvement of institutional settings.

In Hong Kong, the construction of the first Chinese medicine hospital and government Chinese medicine testing center started.

In Macau, the Law on Pharmacy Activities of Traditional Chinese Medicines and Registration of Proprietary Chinese Medicines came into effect.

  Third, the industrial development continued to deepen, and the talent training achieved remarkable results.

In terms of industrial development, breakthroughs have been made in simplifying the approval for listing registration of traditional Chinese patent medicines for external use in Hong Kong and Macao; the construction of the Guangdong-Macao Cooperation Traditional Chinese Medicine Technology Industrial Park has continued to be promoted.

In terms of talent training, the pilot work of recruiting Chinese medicine practitioners from Hong Kong and Macao in mainland public medical institutions in the Greater Bay Area has been successfully completed; Macao is actively exploring the implementation of the registration examination system for Chinese medicine practitioners.

  Fourth, the participation of traditional Chinese medicine in epidemic prevention and control has achieved remarkable results.

In Hong Kong, the Central Aid Hong Kong Anti-epidemic TCM Expert Group has promoted the popularization and application of traditional Chinese medicine in Hong Kong, and 15 anti-epidemic Chinese patent medicines have been granted temporary immunity for use in Hong Kong.

The Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong has opened the registration application mechanism for conditional approval of proprietary Chinese medicines related to major public health emergencies.

For the first time, TCM physicians were allowed to enter the red zone to check on patients.

In Macau, the SAR government formulated the "Macao Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment Plan", and also established a traditional Chinese medicine anti-epidemic team.

  Wu Zhendou pointed out that these all show that the development of traditional Chinese medicine in the local area is continuously advancing, and at the same time, it is actively participating in the local epidemic prevention and control.

  He also said that in the next step, the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine will continue to implement the "Plan for the Construction of the Highland of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (2020-2025)", solidly promote various tasks in the construction of the highland of traditional Chinese medicine, and continue to give full play to Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. The location advantage of the "going out" bridgehead of traditional Chinese medicine in the Greater Bay Area will help to jointly build the high-quality development of the "Belt and Road", continue to give full play to the unique advantages of traditional Chinese medicine, and promote traditional Chinese medicine to play a more active role in the prevention and control of the new crown epidemic.

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