BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese medical experts are highly valued and welcomed abroad for helping foreign countries fighting against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, the National Health Commission (NHC) said Thursday.
Selected from different provincial regions and assembled by the NHC, Chinese medical expert teams dispatched to other countries are tasked to carry out exchange and coordination with local health authorities, medical institutions and experts, share experience on COVID-19 prevention response, provide a variety of professional training and consultations, as well as offer help to oversea Chinese people, Li said.
Chinese medical teams consist of medical workers who specialize in public health, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and traditional Chinese medicine, he added.
In Serbia, Chinese medical experts were greeted by the Serbian President and were invited twice to participate in the high-level conference discussing COVID-19 prevention response, according to Li.
He also noted that in Italy, suggestions on epidemic prevention and control proposed by Chinese medical experts were taken very seriously by the Italian side.
Chinese medics will be led and taken care of by Chinese embassies and consulates while working abroad, Li said, adding that the inter-governmental corporation agreements signed between China and related countries before their departures, as well as sufficient protective supplies will also help ensure the safety and health of Chinese experts.