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Xi Jinping: Apply the Concept of Life-Cycle Management Throughout the Entire Process of Urban Planning, Construction, and Management
Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the People’s Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, presided over a symposium of experts and delivered an important speech on the afternoon of Jun. 2, 2020. He stressed that only by building a strong public health system, perfecting the early warning response mechanism, comprehensively improving the prevention, control, and treatment capacity, weaving a tight protective net, and building a solid quarantine wall can we effectively provide strong safeguards for people’s health.

Xi Jinping pointed out that in the fight against the epidemic, the majority of experts and scholars, with a high sense of political responsibility and mission, have made important contributions by giving full play to their professional strengths and offering advice in analyzing the epidemic situation, improving prevention and control strategies, guiding medical treatment, speeding up scientific research and development, revising laws and regulations, and promoting international cooperation. Xi stressed that it is necessary to coordinate the mobilization and response, regional linkage, and personnel mobilization of medical and health institutions in emergency situations, and to establish and improve a graded, stratified and triage mechanism for the treatment of major epidemics. We should comprehensively strengthen the capacity building of public hospitals to treat infectious diseases, improve the construction standards of infectious disease prevention and control facilities in general hospitals, and enhance the capacity of emergency medical treatment reserves. We will focus on urban communities and rural grassroots areas, border port cities, county hospitals and hospitals of traditional Chinese medicine, and improve the three-tier medical service network in urban and rural areas. We will strengthen the construction of national medical centers, regional medical centers, and other bases, and enhance the ability to treat and cure major infectious diseases. Xi pointed out that we should sum up the experience in the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic, enrich the connotation of patriotic health work, innovate ways and methods, promote the transformation from environmental health management to comprehensive social health management, and solve the overall and long-term problems related to people’s health. We will promote the integration of health into all policies, and apply the concept of life-cycle health management throughout the entire process of urban planning, construction and management.

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