Ningxia will promote the combination of Medicine and Care in an all-round way
Xinhua News Agency, Yinchuan, 23 Nov (Reporter Ai Fumei and Ma Scarlett) the reporter learned from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous region meeting on the Promotion of Medical Care held a few days ago. Ningxia will promote the combination of medical and nursing work in an all-round way by implementing the urban and rural community medical care integration project and encouraging medical institutions to strengthen the construction of geriatrics, so as to cope with the increasing trend of population aging.
It is understood that since the launch of the combination of medical and nursing work in 2016, Ningxia has co-ordinated health and pension resources and built a number of iconic medical and nursing institutions. By the end of 2018, there were 103 pension institutions providing medical and health services in Ningxia, accounting for 58.9 percent of all pension institutions.
In order to deal with the serious shortage of nursing and rehabilitation institutions for the elderly, Ningxia will support medical institutions to set up clinics, infirmaries and nursing stations in pension institutions, cancel administrative examination and approval, and implement record-keeping management. Medical institutions are encouraged to strengthen the construction of geriatric departments, increase the number of geriatric beds, set up nursing homes and hospice care institutions, and encourage areas rich in medical resources to transform some public medical institutions into nursing and rehabilitation medical institutions.
Living at home and providing for the aged in the community are the shortcomings of the combination of medicine and care. To this end, Ningxia will launch a project to enhance the ability of medical and nursing integration in urban and rural communities, and support community and township health and pension institutions to make use of existing resources to renovate and expand a number of medical and nursing service facilities. Focus on providing centralized or home medical care services for the disabled and mentally retarded elderly in the area of jurisdiction; Take the family doctor contract service as the starting point, enhance the health and old-age service function coordinated by the home community organization, set up the day care center in the community and so on.
As the first "Internet +" demonstration base in the country, Ningxia is speeding up the "Internet + healthy providing for the aged" action plan to integrate medical resources through the Health and Medical big data Center and the regional medical diagnosis service platform. We will promote the exchange of information among hospitals, pension institutions, communities and homes.