In 2021, Xi'an, capital city of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, will continue to deepen the medical and healthcare system's reform and improve the disease prevention and control arrangement to ensure that people have easy access to medical resources and services.
COVID-19 pandemic surveillance
At present, the pandemic situation abroad continues to worsen, and virus mutations have been detected in many countries. Also, sporadic and clustered COVID-19 outbreaks appeared in many places in China before the Spring Festival.
Xi'an will take pandemic prevention and control as the top priority of its healthcare system and make every effort to consolidate the hard-won results of disease prevention and management to ensure no local transmission of the novel coronavirus.
In Xi'an's Yanta district, volunteers guide the public on pandemic prevention and control and safety precautions by distributing publicity materials on Dec 27, 2020. [Photo/xiancn.com]
The city will do an excellent job of rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations, expanding the scale of vaccinations, and monitoring and handling suspected abnormal reactions.
Xi'an will speed up the construction of 13 hospitals. Xixian New Area Hospital of Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital will begin trial operations before the end of the year.
Regarding public health service capacity, the city will accelerate the construction of 21 disease control institutions.
Also, the laboratory testing capabilities of 13 district and county-level disease control institutions will be further improved, and 15 blood donation points will be added, enhancing the city’s public health services and preventing and controlling major diseases.
The main structure of the medical building of Xixian New Area Hospital of Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital is capped on Nov 19, 2020. [Photo/xiancn.com]
Health security for the 14th National Games
As the central venue city for the 14th National Games, Xi'an will implement robust pandemic prevention and control measures and medical services to guarantee the event's success.
The city will provide first-class medical services and build a high-standard athlete medical center, media village, technical official village medical stations, and staff clinics.
In terms of sanitation management, the city will focus on the supervision and inspection of Xi'an Olympic Sports Center, National Games Village and various competition venues and designated reception units. Inspectors will examine drinking water, public sanitation and disinfection supplies.
Urban medical service system
The eight urban medical groups in Xi'an's six districts are speeding up the construction of regional medical imaging, inspection and testing, pathological diagnosis and other service centers.
The city will also improve the drug supply guarantee mechanism and improve policies related to ensuring the supply and price stability of certain drugs.
In terms of information construction, Xi'an will realize the interconnection of data between the city-level platform, the national health information system and the district- and county-level platforms.
With spring approaching, Xi'an citizens come outside to exercise on Feb 23. [Photo/xiancn.com]