Excellent example of human settlements city
2009.04.24

 

Once upon a time in Foshan, Foshan Huang Feihong has become a business card for Foshan’s foreign relations.

Culture: activation of the city soul

Culture is the soul of a city, is a city’s connotation. Foshan, as one of the four major towns in ancient China, its long history look upon as valuable resources for sustainable development for supporting the modernization of city .

Foshan Ancestral Temple can be said to be a symbol of history and culture. Reform and opening up, China's overseas tourists must to go to Guangdong, and must go to Ancestral Temple. The number of overseas tourists to Foshan ranked the third most popular tourist spot after the Beijing Forbidden City Museum and Xian Terracotta Museum. However, with the opening up of the national tourism market, our Ancestral Temple with the old management system and business model has been finally behind the times. Not long ago, Temple’s average individual tickets sold every day is less than 30. In fact, being far greater than Temple, Liang’s Garden, Qing-Hui Park, Kang Youwei’s House and Nanfeng Kiln of these foci as the Millennium ancient town and the Recent History of China on the occasion Fengyun Foshan will place historical and cultural resources, once out in the cold. On the other hand, the evolution of industrialization and the impact of foreign pop culture, but also forced Foshan go find the root of this city.

In 1987, Foshan government put forward goals for the decades of cultural development in order to change the problem that the cultural lags behind the economic. Foshan City Cultural Department also lock the “culture of the ancient town” as the development orientation. They put forward cultural leading the human resources to put the development of cultural industries in the city's socio-economic development of the organic integration of the overall planning, the formation of a new economic growth point of the overall concept, and explore "to the cause of leading industry to industry to support the cause of" development model.

This beauty of the Temple seems to suddenly reveal a thousand years of dust-laden, all of a sudden bright up. Huang Feihong Memorial attracted hundreds of disciples; Wanfu Platform which died half a century re-float with Guangdong Opera; re-opening the 9th Sep.

Chongyang Chrysanthemum banquet; re-gongs the octave ring gongs which on the verge of disappearing; reproducing the classical tradition of the wedding in the Temple etc. All this brought Foshan a local surprise herself. Now, the Ancestral Temple as the center, a development project plans to attract investment of up to 30 billion of the culture block has already started. The historical and cultural Liang’s Block will have 110 million yuan investment and with the center of Liang’s Garden, the first of four famous gardens in Guangdong. Qing Hui Garden, Anceient Nanfeng Kiln also stretch the bones and restore vitality. Foshan, in the rescue of these local and national folk culture, but also to save ourselves, and fills the famous ancient town of Foshan with warmth of spring.

At the same time of saving the traditional culture in Foshan, the Cultural Department is trying to linking and fusing the traditional and modern:  more than 1700 million investment in building digital libraries, which will made the literature into digital information products, guiding the " information consumption "; invest 50,000,000 yuan building a Movie Castle; Public Art Museum as the leader, driving the organization of municipalities, districts, towns to carry out extensive training and mass cultural activities; there are lots of artistic creation, like drama “New Home”, “Green Terrace”, dance “autumn”, canvas “female reeler” and other works got many national awards ...

Mr Hu Zhengshi ,the Director General for Culture Bureau said: "With China's accession to the WTO, we will very soon flooded by foreign cultural products and Western culture, if we do not insist to carry forward our excellent cultural traditions, not to highlight the characteristics and culture of our place, to build our own brands. Facing the impact from foreign cultural industry after China’s WTO entry, we have to strive hard for more initiative and constantly experience, that  will make Foshan unique cultural resources to the market, to efficiencies the market, to make use of culture for economy. "

The First People’s Hospital of Foshan is the largest city general hospital. It covers an area of more than 70,000 square meters, building area of more than 143 thousand square meters. There are more than 1,700 the existing employees, 142 of them are senior professionals, with 1300 sickbeds in, which is a first-class hospital with modern hardware and software. The photo shows health care workers using the new operation in southern China's first major computer hyperbaric chamber for treatment

Hygiene: the pursuit of quality service

Now, people’s requirement for medical security is no longer go to doctors’ or take some medicine. Free health services is one step from the stage of history, medical insurance is one step forward, step by step in this transformation process, the people gradually accept a new term - the patient right. At a modern city, members of the public health system should be to protect one of the most reassuring, hospitals are places where saving people and fill with humanization rather than cold places. Patients are required for high quality and low price medical services.

Competition and sense of service will be introduced in to medical institutions in Foshan, They put forward patient-centered concept and provide the patient service with heart, health and emotion. Smile services is the basic requirement as medical skills to staff. They are not allowed to forbidden receiving money from patients privately.  As a procedure of admission process, patients and the hospital have to sign an undertaking of the “red packets”. Widespread implementation of hospitalization, out-patient charges on the 1st list system to give patients clearly consumption. More than 71 city-level non-profit medical institutions have implemented centralized procurement of drugs so that drug prices on average fell by 25%. This alleviated the patient's medical burden effectively. In recent years, the satisfaction masses of medical services over 90%.

With the strengthening of the medical care level and service, the medical services begin to focus on the communities and rural areas. The city has set up 43 community health service stations, they have carried out dental prevention and treatment of students, psychiatric community rehabilitation, community health education and home hospital services. Such as Yongan hospital has set up health files 1172 at 16 neighborhood committees, opened 11 home sickbeds; Xiangyang hospital also has opened 90 home sickbeds. Last year, the government had set up a medical aid fund-raising on Tongji Bridge during the Lantern Festival and had raising a total of more than 16 million. Since last July to the end of June this year, 10,692 people have received assistance with a total payment of more than 50 million in aid. In rural areas, the water supply coverage rate up to 95.2% with the government’s increase investment and expanding. The government also intensifies the health education and rural sanitation construction, at the same time, the development of rural cooperative medical care and security system, the city's cooperative medical care or medical insurance coverage of the agricultural population to reach 54.2%.  The medical staff directly under city will go to the village and carry out the clinic and advisory activities every year. Four years ahead of schedule, achieve the goal that people every county with primary health care in 1997.

In 2000, the average life expectancy in the ciry was 76 years old. The elimination of schistosomiasis; leprosy and filariasis has been basically eliminated and basic control of iodine deficiency disorders, diphtheria polio; further enhanced tuberculosis, hepatitis B control. At present, the city there are almost 12,540 hospital beds, health team with 20,402 professional staffs, of whom 16,978 are hygiene and technical personnel, advanced titles accounted for 4.8%. .

By 2005 we would realize the well-suited health care to everyone in the city. In 2006, Foshan and Nanhai should realize the modernization of public health undertakings.