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All Tibetan villages to have medical staff this year
15:29, February 01, 2010  


A woman (L) receives medical checkup at a hospital in Dagze County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 9, 2007. (Xinhua Photo)


All the villages in Tibet will have medical staff this year, who will enjoy a substantial increase in their salary and fringe benefits.

Jin Shengguo, deputy director of Tibet Autonomous Regional Health Department, said Tibet is training a team of medical staff who can work in the region's countryside in order to solve the shortage of doctors.

Tibet will also select well-educated farmers and herders and train them into medical staff, and the regional government will make sure that every village will have at least two medical staff, according to the "plan for promoting rural people' health," which has already been implemented in Tibet.

According to Jin, the primary job of the medical staff is to spread health knowledge among the villagers and reduce the incidence rate of major diseases. In addition, they are also required to have the capability to treat minor illnesses to meet the basic healthy needs of the local residents.

At the same time, Tibet will also increase the salary of the staff by granting 200 yuan (29.3 U.S. dollars) in subsides to each every month to ensure that their annual salary can reach around 3,200 yuan.

Source: Xinhuanet

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