Some 120 Chinese children to be treated at Czech spa

Some 120 Chinese children to be treated at Czech spa

Medical tourism is part of an agreement signed by President Zeman on his recent visit to China

 

Some 120 Chinese children suffering from respiratory diseases will be treated in the spa in Karlova Studánka, north Moravia, under an agreement signed by Health Minister Svatopluk Němeček during President Miloš Zeman’s October visit to China, spokeswoman Štěpánka Čechová told the Czech News Agency today.

The costs will be covered by China under the agreement on medical and spa tourism, Čechová said.

Němeček also signed a memorandum on strategic cooperation of the two countries’ health systems and an agreement on Chinese support for the project of a clinic of traditional Chinese medicine in the Czech Republic, Čechová said.

The cooperation in balneology means economic help to the Czech spas as they will gain new clients from China that will cover the stays and medical procedures, Němeček said.

“The Chinese side is ready to connect Czech spas with Chinese partners,” he added.

China will sponsor the project of a clinic of traditional Chinese medicine in the teaching hospital in Hradec Králové, east Bohemia.

The project will be implemented as part of the cooperation of Czech spas Lázně Velichovky and Lázně Bohdanec with Xiangya University Hospital and the Health Department of Hunan Province.

The health offices of the cities of Tianjin and Shanghai are interested in investing in the project, too.

China will look for a model of official sponsoring and support by private Chinese investors.

“The project of traditional Chinese medicine in Hradec Králové will become a project of reference for other Central and Eastern European countries,” Němeček said.

The cooperation of Czech and Chinese health systems was established by the signing of the “Three-Year Cooperation Action Plan” last May.

This May, a Czech delegation discussed the project of a clinic of traditional Chinese medicine with the Chinese deputy health minister.

In June, Němeček visited China where he signed an agreement with the regional health office in Tianjin.

China proposed that Czech-Chinese cooperation in health care expand to 16 Central and East European countries.

In August, a health panel was formed as part of the Local Leaders Meeting/China Investment Forum with representatives of both ministries, Czech and Chinese businesspeople and health professionals.

An agreement on the first health summit of Central and East European countries and China has been signed.

 

www.praguepost.com, 5. 11. 2014