Xinjiang finds new medical approaches
ipalities and ministries to support Xinjiang’s development in different fields. In the health sector, more emphasis has been put on cultivating a medical corps that will stay long-term.
For instance, Jiangsu province paired one of its medical experts with three Xinjiang doctors and incorporated their performance into their annual assessments. Fujian province has sent 100 medical experts to Xinjiang every year, and it receives 100 doctors from the region to study and work in Fujian, according to the Xinjiang Health and Family Planning Commission.
In addition to training opportunities, Xinjiang has also crafted preferential policies to boost the development of local medical professionals, including making it easier for local doctors to earn qualifications and get promotions, and exempting medical students from tuition fees if they serve in certain places in Xinjiang, according to the national health commission.
“We have been innovating the talent training mechanism — changing from getting blood transfusions to forming blood on our own,” Yin Yulin, deputy director of the Xinjiang commission, said of the new effort at a work conference on July 13.
Li Xinwei, head of the South Xinjiang workstation of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said: “We have been talking about assistance for Xinjiang for many years, but I prefer the concept of building up Xinjiang. We should put more emphasis on training our own medical professionals and standing on our own.”