BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) -- China will increase services provided by contracted family doctors, allowing them to issue long-term prescriptions to the elderly and people with disabilities, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).
Primary-level medical organizations and family doctors should play their roles in preventing myopia among children, said the NHC at a recent conference on the development of health work at the grassroots level.
The commission has also vowed to help improve the ability of family doctors to diagnose and treat common and frequent illnesses, and their capability to identify and deal with infectious diseases.
Primary-level medical workers will receive strengthened training on preventing and controlling chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, the NHC added.
villager during a free health tour in Kelan County of Xinzhou City, north China's Shanxi Province, July 9, 2018. (Xinhua/Yang Chenguang)
bids farewell to an elderly villager of the Buyi ethnic group in Cuiwei Village of Longli County, Qiannan Buyi-Miao Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Aug. 18, 2020.