China vows to double people's accessibility to TCM services
China's National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has rolled out a plan for further improving the accessibility of TCM services among the public.
The administration will launch easy-to-use navigation bars on government websites. The website of the China News of Traditional Chinese Medicine to display information about key TCM hospitals and experienced practitioners nationwide before the end of August this year, according to a circular released by the agency.
While asking for one-stop before-treatment services to be put in place before the same deadline, the circular orders TCM hospitals at and above the provincial level to offer at least three methods of making reservations via WeChat, mobile applications, websites, telephone, self-help machines or service windows in hospitals before the end of December.
To better deliver quality TCM services to the public, TCM hospitals supervised by the administration are urged to send teams of experienced TCM practitioners to communities for half-day visits at least twice a month starting from the end of August.