Weekly snapshot of Chinese health news

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BEIJING, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Here are the highlights of China's health news from the past week:

-- Nearly 3,800 experts qualify as TCM practitioners in China

China has licensed nearly 3,800 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specialists who have the experience and expertise but no formal qualifications. The move is aimed at fostering TCM talent and boosting development of the industry.

Given the fact that in China many people have learned TCM through the master-apprentice system rather than formal schooling, the old hands can go through on-site appraisals which focus on their performance of TCM techniques and skills instead of sitting for the national exam for TCM qualifications.

-- Official urges strengthened epidemic control measures at borders

An official with the National Health Commission on Friday called for continuous efforts to strengthen COVID-19 containment measures at border posts to minimize the risk of imported transmissions.

The daily increase of COVID-19 cases has remained in single digits on the Chinese mainland over the past 10 days, and 81.4 percent of new cases were imported from overseas.

-- China to promote reform of healthcare security fund supervision

The General Office of the State Council has recently released a guideline, stressing the reform of the supervision system for the healthcare security fund.

Due to the unsoundness of the supervision system, as well as of the incentive and restraint mechanisms, the usage effectiveness of the healthcare security fund has remained at a relatively low level, according to the document.

The supervision and law enforcement systems for the fund will be basically in place by the year 2025, read the document. Enditem

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