Published: 11:16, May 17, 2020 | Updated: 02:27, June 6, 2023
85% of China's medical services resumed
By Xinhua

Members of medical assistance team from Inner Mongolia are busy at the intensive care unit of Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, March 19, 2020. (XIAO YIJIU)

BEIJING – Medical services in China have been restored to 85 percent of what they were a year ago amid regular epidemic control efforts, a health official said Saturday. 

In some areas, medical services have been fully resumed, said Guo Yanhong, an official with the National Health Commission (NHC), at a press conference in Beijing. 

To resume normal medical services, the NHC has urged hospitals and medical institutions across the country to strictly implement early detection, reporting, quarantine and treatment of coronavirus infections, said Guo. 

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Medical institutions were ordered to better manage visits with and accompanying patients, as well as strengthen the scientific protection of medical staff, she pointed out. 

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Innovative medical service methods, including treatment appointments and one-stop service, were adopted to reduce mass gathering and the risk of cross-infection, Guo said. 

The internet is also used to effectively provide medical services to patients, she added.