Home> News

Measures being implemented to care for medics across China: official

Updated: 2020-03-09



BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Measures rolled out by the central authorities to strengthen the protection of medical workers in the fight against COVID-19 are being implemented across China, a health official said March 8.

A circular issued by a central leading group on the prevention and control of COVID-19 in late February listed measures in 10 aspects including salary and benefits, work-related injury insurance, daily needs, rotating shifts and mental health services for medics.

Over 20 provincial-level regions have issued documents to specify the implementation of the measures, said Duan Yong, an official with the National Health Commission, at a press conference in Beijing.

Duan said more efforts will be made to push forward the implementation of the measures and the establishment of long-term mechanisms for the protection of medical professionals across the country.