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Chinese medicine needs to be inherited, one third is lost

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"A famous doctor represents a genre, a famous doctor has passed away, and his academic genre or specialist therapy has disappeared. This is the status quo of Chinese medicine." Chen Yi, president of the Chinese Association of Chinese Medicine Research and Development, has been developing at the grassroots level. The above statement was made at the forum and the seminar on the protection of Chinese herbal medicines. He pointed out that at present, Chinese medicine faces problems that are difficult to inherit and develop.

 

Chen Wei said that there are only 60 Chinese medicine masters in China's 1.3 billion, and one third of them have died. Their valuable clinical experience has not been well inherited and the talent shortage is serious.

 

Wang Chengxiang, deputy secretary-general of the China Association for the Promotion of Chinese Medicine, said that the lack of talent is even more serious at the grassroots level. At present, the overall quality of the traditional Chinese medicine team at the grassroots level is low, with a large proportion of those without academic qualifications and low education. The service level of Chinese medicine is not high, and the technical backbone is scarce, which cannot meet the requirements of the first diagnosis of the first grade diagnosis and treatment.

 

“In some western and remote rural areas, no Chinese medicine service has been provided.” Chen Wei said that there are currently no Chinese medicine hospitals in 27.2% of the county and city, 24.4% of community health service centers and 33.5% township health. Hospitals, 48.4 community health service stations, and 42.5% village clinics cannot provide Chinese medicine services. Among them, the township hospitals and community health service centers in Xinjiang and Guizhou can only provide 30% of Chinese medicine services. At the same time, in 2014, the number of outpatient clinics in the township hospitals and community health service stations accounted for only 5% of the total outpatients, and the average Chinese medicine in each township was 1.85, and the community health service station was 1.08, which was extremely scarce.

 

In this regard, Wang Chengxiang believes that the lack of Chinese medicine talents should receive the attention of local governments. He suggested coordinating local promotion of Chinese medicine resources, establishing the concept of Chinese medicine, and promoting development through local tertiary hospitals. For example, through the establishment of medical complexes, counterpart support, and physicians' multi-point practice, hospitals in the city's secondary and above hospitals are encouraged to go to the primary health care institutions to practice more and improve their grassroots service capabilities.

 

In addition, Wang Chengxiang said that college education is still an important training institution for Chinese medicine professionals, promoting the reform of education in Chinese medicine colleges and strengthening the talents of general practitioners. And recruit college students, and formulate policies to encourage college students to work in towns or villages. Actively supplement talents through continuing education, on-the-job education, teacher education, etc., actively carry out the work of grassroots Chinese medicine experts and teachers, and cultivate practical talents at the grassroots level through teacher management.