Medicare Cross Province Trip
MediCare Resources Ltd. is a non-governmental organisation which provides and runs medical services for those living in both urban and rural China. The organisation runs multiple medical clinics in different urban areas, as well as a mobile clinic service that extends to rural Chinese villages.
This year, our first partnership with MediCare Resources allowed medical students to not only serve local communities, but also experience the medical system in China. Participants attached with various doctors of different specialties and were able to experience how medical care was provided in China by observing surgeries and ward care. Participants also went to rural villages to provide health checks and conduct public health surveys, as well as a primary school to provide eye checks and health education to local students.
The contrast of the urban setting of the hospital and rural setting of the villages allowed participants to gain better insight to the medical system and health awareness in China. Furthermore, not only were they able to serve people living in rural areas who do not have ready access to medical care, but also lay a foundation for continuous service in these areas.