“Doctors Going to Countryside” Program
Starting from August 2018, this program aims to expand the service range the high-quality medical resources can cover, promote their allocation to primary medical institutions for higher medical level, and allow rural residents to see serious illness in counties and minor ones in villages or towns. By the end of 2020, this program has helped 11 poverty-stricken counties by providing over 20 training sessions, both online and offline, that involved over 6,600 grass-roots and rural doctors and free medical services for nearly 2,500 patients. In addition, this program has established a communication platform between primary hospitals and 3A hospitals across the country, and won the recognition by patients in remote areas, rural doctors, township health centers, county hospitals and local health departments and county-level government. In 2020, the program was undertaken through online free clinic where specialists from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases were invited to offer tele-consultation, training courses on chronic diseases, and online free clinic. It involved 15,000 local doctors and 2,000 patients.