CHINA NPC deputy: Medical aid to Tibet bearing fruit


NPC deputy: Medical aid to Tibet bearing fruit

By Palden Nyima and Daqiong in Lhasa, Tibet |

15:44, May 26, 2020

Medics from Beijing medical institutes assisted local counterparts with surgeries and other medical tasks at Tibet's People's Hospital, as part of the Aid Tibet medical program. (Photo provided to

Tsering Yangzom, a deputy to the 13th National People's Congress, said the Aid Tibet medical program is playing a significant role in improving the region's healthcare system.

Tsering Yangzom serves as an associate senior doctor at the Institute of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology in Chamdo, Tibet autonomous region.

Only recently, the institute conducted its first successful radical surgery for rectal cancer under the guidance of Aid Tibet medical professionals sent from Tianjin.

"It is incredible," Tsering Yangzom said. "It would not have been possible without the medical group and the Aid Tibet program. Thanks to that, local residents enjoy better health resources."

Tsering Yangzom said by working together with the Aid Tibet inland provinces and cities, people from different ethnic groups feel closer to each other.

Under the guidance and instruction of the doctors in the program, professionals in Tibet have become more experienced and can deal with more illnesses, she said.

"Also, remote medical consultations and video teaching have greatly helped improve the professional skills of our medical staff."

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