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GHF expert advisor Wang Yu: Promote the new development of China's medical and health care centering on people's health

Time: 2021-11-01 11:08:55Views: Source: People's Daily Online -People's Health

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of "Healthy China 2030" plan and the second anniversary of "Healthy China Initiative (2019-2030)", combined with the call for 2021 Healthy China innovation practices, People's Daily Online -People's Health has launched a series of interviews called "Dialogue with Masters on Healthy China”, inviting influential experts in the field of health to talk about health. Recently, Wang Yu, expert advisor of Global Health Forum of Boao Forum for Asia, was invited to share his views on the development of medical and health care in China.

The "Healthy China 2030" plan was formulated in accordance with the strategic plan of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee in order to build a healthy China and improve people's health. “The ‘Healthy China 2030’ plan outlines the main strategy and basic path for building a healthy China, and it is a founding document for the country's economic and social development in the coming years. Especially after the outbreak of Covid-19, the plan becomes more important. " Wang Yu pointed out that taking people's health as the center highlights the core value of health cause, and adequately demonstrates the Party's fundamental purpose and governing philosophy in the field of health.


Wang Yu said that the transformation from treatment-centered to health-centered requires relevant departments to further implement the concept of big health and prevention-oriented policy, strengthen policy coordination and departmental synergy, so as to make steady progress in building healthy China. It should be advocated that each one is the first responsible for his or her own health, and we should also popularize health knowledge, encourage individuals and families to participate in health initiatives, adopt a healthier lifestyle in the whole society, and continuously improve the people's sense of health fulfillment, happiness and quality of life.


In addition, Wang Yu said that the "14th Five-Year Plan" period is critical for the development of health care, and the people have new requirements for health in the new era. Medical health and public health services must be centered on people's health needs, guided by health values. We should also pay special attention to the increasing demands in health care for the aging population, promote health education for the elderly, improve the health care service system for the elderly, build the medical security system, and improve the health of the elderly, allowing of no to neglect.


Regarding how to build a public health system, Wang Yu mentioned three aspects: First, we should improve the health of all citizens. Health is not just the absence of disease, but the intact state of physical, mental and social adaptation. At present, it is urgent to increase the knowledge of the public on how to respond to the epidemic by various means such manuals, handouts and new media; second, we should promoting legal safeguard for public health. It’s crucial for scientific and orderly prevention and control in accordance with the law, and we should increase the capacities of prevention and control, and governance in accordance with the law from the aspects of legislation, law enforcement, justice and law-abiding, so as to provide legal protection for the prevention and control of the epidemic; third, we should build a system of "prevention, control and treatment". On the basis of the previous emergency management system, we will strengthen the legal and institutional safeguards to effectively connect the prevention, control and treatment  to achieve epidemic prevention and control, while emphasizing rehearsal and early warning mechanisms to coordinate resources, personnel and other aspects to fight against the epidemic at critical moments.


In recent years, the rapid development of the Internet medical industry has made the allocation of medical resources continuously optimized, setting a benchmark and direction for the innovative development of the health care industry. Wang Yu said, along with the trend of the "Internet +", the "Internet + medical" concept came into being, and a large number of Internet medical enterprises emerged on the market. We need to integrate the resources from hospitals, doctors and patients to build up the multi-level mobile medical business. The healthcare industry is entering a digital era, especially in the prevention and control of the epidemic. Local governments should give full play to the advantages of big data to support trend analysis and precise prevention and control, provide contact-free services of "Internet+medical health", and open up an online "second battlefield" to fight the epidemic, so as to make positive contributions to the fight against epidemics nationwide. With the development of AI, digital drugs and other technologies, there will be more innovative application scenarios in the medical and health field. In addition, Internet medical care will open a new track under the guidance and support of favorable policies.