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2015 Policy Agenda
(Extract on development of Chinese medicine)

Chapter 4 Medical Services, Public Health and Elderly Care
New Initiatives

  • Plan and develop a testing centre on Chinese medicines managed by the Department of Health, which will be specialised in the testing of and scientific research on Chinese medicines, with a view to setting safety and quality standards and testing methods of Chinese medicines. (FHB)

On-going Initiatives

  • Working in collaboration with the Chinese Medicine Development Committee to consider the implementation details of developing a Chinese medicine hospital on a reserved site. In order to gather experiences in the operation and regulation of Chinese medicine in-patient services, which will serve as the basis for formulating the mode of operation of the proposed Chinese medicine hospital, the Hospital Authority launched the first stage of the Integrated Chinese-Western Medicine Pilot Project in September 2014 in three of its hospitals to provide treatment with integrated Chinese and Western medicine for three disease areas, namely stroke rehabilitation, low back pain and palliative care for cancer. (FHB)

  • Conducting a review on the development of the Chinese medicine sector through the Chinese Medicine Development Committee established in February 2013 to formulate a strategy to raise the professional standard and status of Chinese medicine practitioners, support research and development of Chinese medicine, promote treatment with integrated Chinese and Western medicine, expand the role of Chinese medicine in the public healthcare system, and examine the feasible mode of operation of a Chinese medicine hospital. (FHB)

  • Continuing to subsidise and monitor the 18 public Chinese medicine clinics to enhance Chinese medicine service in our public healthcare system. (FHB)

(Full Document of 2015 Policy Agenda)

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