The NHFPC Research Group Visits Mianyang
2017-12-01

The NHFPC research group visited Mianyang for researching the pilot work of the national comprehensive management of mental health

(Mianyang News) On November 24 to 25, the research group of National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), led by Wang Bing, the deputy director of NHFPC Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), visited Mianyang for researching and guiding on the pilot work of the national comprehensive management of mental health in Mianyang. Vice mayor Jiang Liying gave a report on the work the city has done.

To provide guidance on the work of mental health, the research group visited the provincial Mental Health Center, Jiangyou Mental Hospital, the Hygiene Institution of Dakang Town, Chuankuang community and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Jiangyou. It also held seminars and listened to the reports given by relevant officials of our city. Since Mianyang was listed as a national pilot area for the national comprehensive management of mental health in 2015, the municipal party committee and municipal government have been attaching great importance. For the sake of close coordination and comprehensive measures, departments at all level have made positive progress in jointly promoting the pilot work and have also initially established the pilot work model in line with the regional characteristics of Mianyang. Currently, there are 14 institutions which provide the technical guidance of refined prevention, 7 mental health institutions and 10 outpatient mental clinics of general hospitals in our city. Besides, there are 60 full-part and part-time refined prevention staff at the municipal and county level, 116 psychiatrists and 324 nurses. Available beds of psychiatrist departments in the whole city sums up to 2,204.

The research group fully recognized the pilot work of the national comprehensive management of mental health in our city, believing our city has conducted positive and effective exploration in providing better services in mental health, made steady progress and constantly improved the level of standard management. The remarkable achievements made in comprehensive prevention and control of mental health work also owe to the coordination and inter-connectivity among multiple departments, including National Health and Family Planning Commission, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, China Disabled Persons¡¯ Federation and the Ministry of Finance.

(All-media reporters from Mianyang Daily: Ren Luxiao and Zhang Muyu)