An Attentive and Skillful Eye Watching over the Plateau (III): neighborhood diagnosis

2018-01-31 09:16:40 | From:China Tibet Online

Editor's note: The Sichuan-Tibet Plateau, a beautiful region that reaches toward the heavens, is a place showered with blue skies, covered in white clouds, and dotted with snow-covered mountains, but recently, something truly remarkable has been materializing among the households that call this place home. A groundbreaking historic change has been reshaping the land and its people. From today on, we will publish a series of stories to tell you those changes. 


In northern Khang, there really is not anybody able to diagnose and treat anorectal diseases, let alone any medical department nearby that specializes in that particular field. If someone had a problem, they had to travel hundred of miles away to Garze's prefectural hospital to get help. Large mountains stand in the way, and gave patients a terrible time traversing them. Such was the case for Luhuo.


In 2014, the Chengdu Anorectal Disease Hospital decided to support Luhuo in establishing a department to treat common anorectal diseases as part of the aim to cultivate human resources in medical disciplines, lead local hospitals to better success, and bring benefits to local citizens. To do this, though, things pretty much had to start from scratch. Even with the difficulties, progress had to be made, and after three years of effort, Luhuo's new Department of Anorectal Diseases has seen a giant leap in development. It is equipped with 20 beds and has an independent operation room and physiotherapy facilities. The department offers ten specific forms of surgery, and 340 operations have since been carried out. An estimated 2,500 outpatient consultations have taken place, and a mobile clinic was brought to rural areas more than 20 times to help with public awareness and overall safety, with more than 2,000 people having received individual attention. Now, after three years, 6.3 million yuan have been saved as a result of profitable medical fees, and the department is now recognized as one of the most famous such departments in the northern Khang area, with people from all around coming in to seek help or just get a checkup.


The Jinjiang medical support team, as a result of implementing the above strategies, has been able to improve the facilities of several medical departments found in smaller communities, and since they have begun, the people of such communities have seen a remarkable rise in their health. 


The Chinese version of this story is written by Dai Hongyan and translated into English by Huang Wenjuan. And the story is sourced from the United Front Work Deparment of the Communist Party of China (CPC)Sichuan Provincial Committee.

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