Barcelona will have the largest hospital of traditional Chinese medicine in Europe. According to the online edition of Expansión the investment will reach €80 million and the land to build the hospital has been donated by local authorities
The agreement was signed on 27th of January between the local minister of commerce of Catalonia and the general director of the Beijing administration of traditional Chinese medicine. The agreement also includes the introduction of Chinese medicine studies with the collaboration of two local universities (University of Barcelona and Univeritat Pompeu Fabra). According to officials, next September will see the introduction of a postgraduate program between the local universities and the University of Chinese Medicine in Beijing.
Officials are also contemplating the cultivation of medicinal plants and the production of Chinese herbal medicine. The University of Chinese Medicine has already sent specialists to treat patients on local hospitals.
According to sources of the European Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine the plan is to make Barcelona the European centre of Chinese medicine.
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