China Disabled Persons Federation
8th March 2017
Draft law aims to prevent diseases
The top legislature is mulling over a national law on health promotion, a senior lawmaker and public health expert said.
Wang Longde, deputy head of the National People’s Congress’ (NPC) Education, Science, Culture and Health Committee, made the remarks on the sidelines of the ongoing two sessions.
“We are working on the draft of the law now,” Wang said. It is based on a draft law handed in by the top health authority that governs mainly basic medical practices and some public health issues.
Currently, “a basic medical law cannot serve the ultimate goal to promote people’s health as public health never depends on medical treatment alone,” he said.