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Guizhong Tang


As the providers of public health and essential medical and health services,primary health care organizations play an increasingly important role in the prevention and treatment of major infectious diseases. However,as revealed by actions in containing the 2003 SARS epidemic,2009 H1N1 pandemic and COVID-19 pandemic,their capacities in the containment of such diseases are unsatisfactory,with specific manifestations of imperfection of primary containment mechanisms for infectious diseases,insufficient primary health resources,oversights in preventive health education and low level of informatization. Hence,we proposed the following recommended solutions:further reforming the infectious diseases emergency preparedness and response mechanism,optimizing the allocation of health resources including medical professional and equipments by forms such as combining multiple bodies to co-deliver public health services and attracting social capitals to input in public health programs,further implementing the hierarchical medical system and family doctor system,enhancing informatization level,bearing in mind the idea of delivering routine medical services with sound emergency preparedness in non-epidemic period and making emergency responses to public health emergencies when needed and promoting health education.

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