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  • Xi Praises WMU's Optometry & Ophthalmology When Inspecting the International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone in Boao
  • On the afternoon of April 11, President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, inspected the Planning Exhibition Hall of the Boao, Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone on the sideline of the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference. “Zhejiang’s Ophthalmology is the best!” Xi praised after hearing the working report of the Ophthalmology Clinic Team presented by team leader Qu Jia, President of the Affiliated Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University (WMU).

    During his inspection tour of the Pilot Zone, Xi called to adhere to the people-centered development strategy to realize the goals of “Two Hundred Years”. “we must develop economy while promoting people’s health. The people’s sense of gain, sense of well-being and sense of safety are all inseparable from health. We must vigorously develop the cause of health care and build a healthy China.” said Xi.

    After learning that Qu Jia is from the Affiliated Eye Hospital of WMU he once visited and WMU’s ophthalmology team has successfully performed the first highly complex artificial corneal repair operation at Boao Super Hospital, Xi shook hands with Qu Jia for three times to express high praise and full affirmation for the pioneering efforts!。”

    During the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference, the Boao Super Hospital in the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone has quickly grabbed the limelight as a rising star for the health industry. WMU medical team is the only medical team specialized in Optometry & Ophthalmology at the Boao Super Hospital. “It is both a great honor and encouragement to us that the Affiliated Eye Hospital of WMU can be one of the first movers in the Pilot Zone to keep pace with the international frontier medical care and play its role in improving people’s healthcare. We are keenly aware of the important responsibility that we shoulder” Prof. Qu Jia said in an interview with reporters. “The Boao Super Hospital is a demonstration project for China’s healthcare reform and development. The project aims to take the lead in practising General Secretary Xi’s rigorous care and pursuing the Healthy China Dream. By closely following the instructions of General Secretary Xi, we will continue to advance the concept of full-time, comprehensive, and high-quality medical services that integrate eye disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation, and eye care to build a world-class Optometry & Ophthalmology clinical and research center”. added Prof. Qu Jia.

    Boao, Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone where the Super Hospital is located is reportedly first of its kind in China. The Super Hospital are staffed and served by leading doctors from top three hospitals by discipline strength from all over China including academicians in clinical medicine and top academic leaders in medical sciences. By integrating domestic high-quality medical resources, the Super Hospital has established teams and specialized clinical centers in the so-called “1 +X” mode. The Boao International Optometry and Ophthalmology Center will take on the advantage of the platform provided by the Boao Super Hospital platform to further establish an “ophthalmic platform” for domestic and international first-class eye care services, attracting high-end medical experts from home and abroad. By exploiting the nine special preferential policies of the Pilot Zone, the Center is going to provide people across China with world-class, high-quality medical resources at their doorstep. By combining healthcare and tourism, the Center will become a sanctuary for ophthalmic medicine. The Center is to carry out artificial cornea transplantation, precise refractive cataract surgery, and treat intraocular malignant tumors, severe dry eye and other difficult eye diseases by using international cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment technologies.