City to Upgrade Emergency Medical Services
The city should grab each opportunity in meeting the international EM standards as more than 60 medical professionals coming from the US, Europe, Asia and Africa are here during the three day international conference which ended today. These medical professional came and shared their experiences and newly developed trends which concerns emergency medicine during the Global Emergency Medicine Meeting.
This was the first time the international meeting was held in China and was hosted by the University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital. A medical professional from the United Kingdom stated that the rapid urbanization paired with a booming international trade and tourism. Plus the increase in large scale fatal accidents that require developing countries to upgrade their emergency medicine to international levels. Gautam G. Bodiwala who founded the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, stated that emergency medicine evolved from specialized practices to general practices and people are starting to give it respect to emergency physician working in western countries.
The changes in emergency medicine are now slowly appearing in China and Bodiwala is suggesting that the city’s emergency physicians to participate in the international meetings to exchange ideas and their experiences with their western counterparts in developed countries plus joining international groups will help improve their skills and knowledge.
As of August, more than 20,000 expatriates holding permanent residency in Shenzhen and around 1 million people coming from different countries have visited the city and the city needs to upgrade their emergency medical practices.