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Sports medicine doctors across Greater Bay partner up

( : 2018-04-02

Guangzhou hosted the third Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Sports Medicine Conference from March 30 to April 1, during which the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Sports Medicine Doctors League was officially founded.

The league aims to strengthen cooperation between Guangdong province, Hong Kong, and Macao in terms of training, education, and research in the area of sports medicine. Guangdong province in particular, hopes to correct its relative weakness in wound healing through learning more about HK's advanced experiences as well as promoting intellectual exchanges on rehabilitation physiotherapy to better serve patients.

Experts across Greater Bay to jointly train grass-roots doctors in Guangdong province

After the establishment of the league, top medical experts across the Greater Bay area will go to grass-roots hospitals to train doctors there, so as to improve the standard of general medical treatment in the region.

"The advanced techniques in HK and Macao could be spread to the Chinese mainland. Guangdong province has a large population, hence our doctors have plentiful clinical experience; doctors in HK and Macao could come here to enrich their experiences accordingly. The medical resources in Macao have been relatively weak and Guangdong has been providing assistance. With the existence of the doctors' league, assistance could now be offered more efficiently,” said Lin Shuguang, director of the Guangdong Medical Doctor Association.

According to Lin, the Guangdong Medical Doctor Association regulates that each of its branches has to train grass-roots doctors twice a year, not only charging no fees but also subsidizing the trainees. Since the construction of the Greater Bay Area started in 2017, around 80 branches of Guangdong Medical Doctor Associations have hosted a total of 254 training sessions, targeting more than 23,000 grass-roots doctors in aggregate.

Roughly three months later, the Guangdong Medical Doctor Association, with the assistance of the newly-founded league, will organize medical doctors across the Greater Bay to conduct its first-ever joint training for grass-roots doctors in Guangdong province, Lin added.


Director of Guangdong Medical Doctor Association Lin Shuguang announces the establishment of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Sports Medicine Doctors League at the third Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Sports Medicine Conference in Guangzhou on Mach 31. [Photo/Xinhua]

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