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Senior Legislator Urges Greater Role for TCM in China

Source:Xinhua Published:2021-05-13 17:50

E-commerce workers sort herbal plant Codonopsis pilosula, known as dangshen in Chinese, in Minxian county, Gansu province. [WU XIAOHUI/CHINA DAILY]

LANZHOU - A senior Chinese legislator has called for enhancing the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in advancing the Healthy China Initiative.

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 during an inspection tour on the implementation of the TCM law in Northwest China's Gansu province from Sunday to Wednesday.

During the tour, Wang and the inspection team listened to reports regarding the law's enforcement, and visited local hospitals, a community health service center, as well as medicine companies, to learn about their efforts on TCM development.

Wang commended Gansu's achievements in administering TCM at medical institutions and implementing the TCM law, and called for more efforts to ensure the quality of medical ingredients and TCM related medical services.

Editor:Zhao Xichen