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Macao and mainland China pledge to strengthen healthcare cooperation 

The Chief Executive has held a meeting with one of China’s top health officials to talk through future plans and public health topics.

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UPDATED: 16 May 2024, 3:13 pm

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng met with the deputy director of mainland China’s National Health Commission Cao Xuetao yesterday to discuss various issues, including the development of Macao’s healthcare sector and the strengthening of training for medical personnel. 

According to a government release, Ho thanked the National Health Commission for helping to boost the clinical experience of medical students in Macao. 

He noted that local doctors working at the new government funded Macao Union Hospital have the opportunity to train at the renowned Peking Union Medical College Hospital, as part of an agreement. 

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On the topic of the Union Hospital, Ho said that the government hopes it can develop into a first-rate and internationally influential medical centre with a strong footing in the Greater Bay Area, as well as Southeast Asia. 

Ho stressed that medical tourism was an area that his administration was placing much emphasis on. 

During the meeting, Cao pointed out that, with the development of Macao’s high-tech industry, there was room for discussions with tertiary institutes in mainland China to develop life sciences in a joint manner and to promote research into artificial intelligence and medicine. 

UPDATED: 16 May 2024, 3:13 pm

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