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Ningbo issues the "14th Five-Year Plan" for the development of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM)

During the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, Ningbo will vigorously develop TCM, focusing on building a strong TCM city. According to the plan for the development of TCM in Ningbo, during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, the TCM health service capacity in Ningbo will be improved. The number of beds in public TCM hospitals per 1,000 residents and the number of TCM practitioners (assistant) physicians in medical and health institutions per 1,000 residents will reach 0.7 and 0.68 respectively.

The Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine will be built into   a national or provincial regional TCM medical center.

During the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, Ningbo's TCM health service capabilities will be upgraded. The allocation of TCM health service resources will be significantly optimized. The number of beds in public TCM hospitals per 1,000 residents and the number of TCM practitioners (assistant) physicians in medical and health institutions per 1,000 residents will reach 0.7 and 0.68 respectively. 100% of the city’s district/county (city)-level public TCM hospitals (including integrated Chinese and Western medicine hospitals) will reach A of Grade II or above, 100% public general hospitals, maternity and child care hospitals will establish TCM departments, and the proportion of non-diseased treatment departments in Grade II public TCM hospitals will reach 100%.   Ningbo will strive to create a balanced

development of traditional Chinese medicine and a pioneering market with characteristic and high-quality services.

Ningbo will promote Ningbo TCM Hospital, Fenghua Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Yuyao Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Zhenhai Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Xiangshan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Ninghai Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, and Cixi Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital to participate in the fourth round Grade III Chinese medicine hospital reassessment and new evaluation. By 2025, Ningbo Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital will be built into a national or provincial regional TCM medical center, and more than 40% of public TCM hospitals will strive to reach the Grade III or above.

The planting area of Chinese herbal medicine will be stabilized at 10,000 mu

The development of the Chinese medicine industry will enter a new stage. The planting area of Chinese herbal medicine will reach 10,000 mu, and a batch of municipal-level authentic medicine garden demonstration bases with good production environment, obvious base characteristics, complete infrastructure, excellent supporting facilities, advanced production technology, and management measures will be built. The main business income of Chinese medicine industry enterprises will exceed RMB1.8 billion, and the industrial agglomeration will be further improved. The scale effect of East Zhejiang Marine Medicine Valley will gradually appear, forming a number of large-scale Chinese medicine industry clusters, strengthening a number of leading enterprises, and cultivating a number of well-known brands of Chinese medicine in Ningbo, and strive to create a regional gathering place for the high-quality development of the Chinese medicine industry.

130 new TCM physicians at the city level and above will be cultivated

New breakthroughs will be made in technological innovation of Chinese medicine. A number of high-level TCM science and technology innovation platforms and first-class TCM talent training bases will be built. During the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, a group of high-level Chinese medicine talents with profound theoretical foundation and academic experience, high traditional Chinese medicine inheritance and innovation capabilities, and modern scientific research methods will be trained. By 2025,    Ningbo will build more than 5 provincial famous Chinese medicine studios; it will have more than 1 national famous Chinese medicine doctor, 3 or more provincial famous TCM physicians, 130 city-level and above TCM physicians, including 30 city-level TCM physicians, 40 grassroots famous TCM physicians, 60 young and middle-aged TCM physicians; it will also cultivate about 300 heirs with famous TCM experts academic experience.

Residents' TCM health and cultural literacy level will reach over 30%

Cultural exchanges of TCM will bring new vitality. During the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, Ningbo will organize more than 100 activities of TCM and health culture every year. Ningbo will encourage and support TCM medical institutions, colleges and universities, TCM companies and social capital to build TCM culture museums, Chinese herbal medicine expo parks, TCM culture experience venues and other TCM culture propaganda and education bases to enrich the content of TCM culture propaganda and education for citizens. By 2025, citizens’ TCM health and cultural literacy level will exceed over 30%. 1-2 new Chinese medicine culture propaganda and education bases will be built. More than 11 provincial-level demonstration bases of TCM culture and health tourism will be built. Ningbo will actively integrate itself into the coordinated development of traditional Chinese medicine in the Yangtze River Delta, have more extensive exchanges and cooperation with countries along the "Belt and Road", and strive to spread the Chinese medicine culture

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