Tue, 15 Jun 2021

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BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese legislator Monday called for more efforts to improve the quality of health services and let traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) play a more prominent part in the process.

Wang Chen, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and vice chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, made the remarks at the second plenary meeting of enforcement inspection teams of China's TCM law.

Wang stressed that in a favorable time for TCM development, all parties should continue promoting the inheritance and innovation of TCM under the law.

While acknowledging the achievements of TCM development in more than three years since the implementation of the law, Wang urged medical workers to give equal emphasis to TCM and western medicine in their practices. Medical workers should also draw experience from the use of TCM in COVID-19 treatment, he added.

A report of the inspection was reviewed at the meeting.

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