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National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China
Law protecting medical staff implemented
China’s top legislature and health commission condemned the fatal stabbing of a doctor at a Beijing hospital by a patient’s relative when the country’s law on promotion of basic medical and healthcare was adopted on Dec 28…
In a bid to deter illegal acts targeting medical staff and institutions, the law stipulates that the personal safety and dignity of medical workers must not be infringed upon and that their legitimate rights are protected by law…
Infectious disease situation stable in China: official
A Chinese health official said on Dec 26 China’s current infectious disease situation is generally stable despite that the country is in the peak of the flu season.
According to the latest surveillance statistics, some provincial-level regions have already entered the flu season, with influenza virus A subtype H3N2 and B virus lineage Victoria were detected as the main viruses, Wang Bin, an official with the National Health Commission, said at a press conference.
Li Zhongjie, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that vaccination is the most effective and economical way to prevent infectious diseases.
In addition, Li stressed the importance of developing good personal hygiene habits to reduce the risk of exposure to viruses.
China’s flu vaccine supply can meet demand