A total of 9,285 medics from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) institutions in 20 provinces have joined the fight against the recent COVID-19 resurgence in Shanghai, official figures show.
TCM hospitals in Shanghai alone have dispatched over 2,000 medics to participate in the management of 28 temporary hospitals for treatment.
Huang Luqi, deputy head of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine had said.
The TCM teams offered acupuncture, massage and other non-drug therapies, in addition to herbal decorations and ready-made medicines.
Huang said the combination of TCM and Western medicine would be enhanced further to reduce hospital stays and the death rate of patients. (dpa/NAN)