An impression drawing of Guangxi International Zhuang Ethnic Medical Hospital [Photo/gxgjzy.com]
Guangxi International Zhuang Ethnic Medical Hospital is a major public welfare project commemorating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The hospital is situated at No 8 Qiuyue Road in Wuxiang new district of Nanning and covers an area of 20.01 hectares. With a 1.556 billion yuan ($245.8 million) price tag, the hospital is equipped with 1000 beds and will be put into operation in October 2018.
Guangxi Zhuang Ethnic Medical Hospital was approved for construction in March 2016 and is the first hospital of its kind in the province. The former national medicine research institute of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region (Guangxi Zhuang ethnic medical hospital) was integrated into the hospital. The major structure of the first phase was completed on May 23, 2017, seven months ahead of schedule.
The hospital takes Zhuang and Yao ethnic medicines as its defining characteristic, traditional Chinese medicine as its foundation and modern diagnosis and treatment technology as its guarantee. It will be built into a Class A tertiary comprehensive ethnic medical hospital combining medical treatment, teaching, research, rehabilitation medicine, health care, training of Zhuang and Yao ethnic medicines, pharmaceuticals, inheritance of national medicine culture and international exchange. It will also be built into a modern, international regional medical center featuring Zhuang and Yao medicine and will expand its medical influence across to Guangxi, China and ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations). After its completion, the hospital is expected to be China's largest Class A tertiary comprehensive ethnic medical hospital with advanced management and facilities.
The hospital's clinical departments make strong use of Zhuang and Yao ethnic medicine and it aims to build several ethnic medical departments such as a famous Zhuang ethnic doctors' studio, a Zhuang medicine rehabilitation department, a Zhuang medicine department of gynecology and a Zhuang medicine department of dermatology. The hospital will set up nearly 100 ethnic medical clinics offering diagnosis and treatment. The clinics will cover a combined area of 9,000 square meters, amply satisfying the demand for traditional Chinese medicine and Zhuang and Yao medicines.
Additionally, the hospital will gather secret prescriptions, ethnic prescriptions and diagnostic methods for Zhuang and Yao medicine and develop a standardized Zhuang ethnic medical theory. It will employ or invite ethnic doctors who specialize in ethnic medicine to treat common diseases, frequently-occurring diseases and critical diseases in order to further develop Zhuang and Yao medicine.
The hospital will employ international medical personnel and strengthen exchange and cooperation with ASEAN countries involved in the "Belt and Road Initiative".
Address: No 8 Qiuyue Road, Wuxiang new district, Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region
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