In a recent report, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for the elimination of a new Chinese law that would have prohibited doctors from prescribing or giving out any health advice that could be harmful to their patients, and suggested that China should consider changing its “health education laws.”
The law, which has been called the Chinese health education law, is not new.
But it is widely believed to have been written by a government employee and published in a government-approved journal.
In a letter to the editors of a government website, a government health official noted that the “law is being debated and amended every six months by the Chinese legislature,” the Associated Press reported.
He said that the law “is clearly intended to prevent the spread of false health information.”
The health official said that a law “that would have protected health information and would have prevented health care professionals from disseminating false information in the media was recently approved by the National Health and Family Planning Commission and is already being used to promote its contents and its content to the public.”
The Health and Social Affairs Ministry of China issued a statement on the WHO report, saying that the ministry “is concerned about the proposed law,” the AP reported.
It said the ministry would “respond in the shortest possible time to the WHO’s comments.”
The WHO report notes that the new law is not aimed at the health care industry, but rather at the public health system.
According to the report, “the law requires doctors to have appropriate training in the correct use of health information, and has a number of provisions for public and private healthcare providers to share and exchange information in accordance with the law.”
A report by the Institute for Health and the Peace in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (IPPKD), which was released by the World Public Health Association, noted that there are some health and social issues with the Chinese law.
“Although the government is clearly not interested in improving public health and improving people’s quality of life, it is important to recognize that it has made some progress on these issues,” the report states.
The IPKD said that China “has not yet taken full advantage of its economic opportunities, including access to global markets, and public health is still not fully implemented in China.”
A separate report released by WHO said that “Chinese authorities have yet to establish the necessary public awareness and public trust in the health system to support public health efforts.”
While the government’s efforts to promote health information in China have improved, it has been slow, the WHO said.
In January, the government banned a Chinese television program called the “Bing World News” and ordered local news media to remove content that promotes the “wrong ideas.”
The government has also prohibited the broadcasting of radio and television programs promoting health advice, and it has banned Chinese social media platforms from providing content to promote “health advice.”
A Chinese news portal, Xinhua, was banned from providing news coverage about the “war on terror,” Xinhua reported.
And last month, the Chinese government launched a new law that requires health care providers to provide “medical advice on a wide range of subjects,” including HIV/AIDS, the Zika virus, malaria, and “other public health problems.”
The new law was published in the Chinese language version of the official Xinhua news agency.