Xiamen's First Taiwan-invested private clinic opens in Haicang district
A traditional Chinese medicine clinic solely invested in by Taiwan people opened in Haicang district on Oct 11, the first one of its kind in Xiamen, Fujian province.
Yen Ti, owner of the clinic, is a graduate student of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine majoring in acupuncture and massage.
As early as 2008, Yen had obtained Chinese mainland's practising certificate for a Chinese medicine doctor and also the registered doctor certificate in 2010.
The Taiwan doctor said that she once worked in several of Xiamen's public hospitals but she found it hard to fit into the Chinese mainland's medical system.
Considering Taiwan people could only open a clinic together with a Chinese mainland investor at that time, Yen opened a traditional Chinese medicine health care store in the city.
Though she was qualified to be a doctor, Taiwan people were not allowed to do invasive treatment or make a prescription for her patients except for physical therapy and massage.
Yen has always longed to have her own clinic in the Chinese mainland city.
As the 60 measures to benefit Taiwan people in the Chinese mainland were released in April this year by Xiamen municipal government, Taiwan residents are permitted to open solely invested individual clinics or medical laboratories in Xiamen.
On hearing this news, Yen made an application at Haicang district's health and family planning bureau and everything went well.
So, there is the first Taiwan-invested private clinic in Xiamen.
Xiamen's 60 measures involve serving Taiwan people in five aspects: economic exchanges, cultural and social exchanges, studying and interning, working and starting businesses, as well as daily life in Xiamen; they have been well received by Taiwan residents in the city.