- MEDIA CENTER
NPC deputy Zha Yan is interviewed on video and discusses the medical service situation in Southwest China's Guizhou province, on March 5, 2021. [Photo/gog.cn]
Zha Yan, a deputy of the National People's Congress (NPC) and vice-president of Guizhou Provincial People's Hospital, was interviewed ahead of the opening of the fourth session of the 13th NPC on March 5 and shared Guizhou's achievements in improving medical services.
Zha said that with the establishment of an emergency medical rescue system for mountainous areas, Guizhou, in Southwest China, can provide timely medical services for critical patients injured in emergencies and residents with medical emergencies in mountainous areas.
As China's only province with no plains, Guizhou requires a complete emergency medical rescue system for mountainous areas in case of major natural disasters, public health emergencies and other emergency situations.
Zha gave as an example the aftermath of a 2019 landslide. In that incident, Guizhou initiated helicopter medical emergency rescue to transfer two severely injured children from Liupanshui city to Guizhou Provincial People's Hospital in Guiyang in one hour, which ensured timely treatment for the patients.
During the past few years, Zha has witnessed Guizhou's efforts and progress in medical service. People from mountainous areas can enjoy convenience and high-quality treatment with the emergency medical rescue system and a remote medical treatment system covering provincial, municipal, county and township levels.
Zha said that after the two sessions, she will carry out public health training for medical workers at Guizhou Provincial People's Hospital to improve staff members' ability in handling public health emergencies.