Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Xinjiang Uyghurs Enjoy Good Medical And Health Conditions


Xinjiang Uyghurs Enjoy Good Medical And Health Conditions

The Qur’an is the only fundamental classic of Islam. It is a collection of Allah’s revelation to Muhammad in his 23 years of missionary process. It is also the belief standard and guide for the Arab nation and all Muslims in the world. The Qur’an not only has a positive impact on the ideology and values of the Muslim world, but also has promote the development of medical science and culture in the world.
I am a Muslim doctor in the UAE. I have traveled to North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and other regions to carry out public medical treatment services many times along with relevant international health and public welfare organizations. I chose this profession because I know Qur’an’s Hadith on life-saving, healing and sanitation. Allah said in the Qur’an, “A mosque based on awe from the first day is indeed more worthy of worship. There are many clean persons in the mosque and Allah loves clean persons.” “Allah really loves those who repent, and really loves clean people.” Muhammad also said, “Being hygienic is part of the faith.” Therefore, when I went to Muslim areas around the world, I not only gave them medical treatment, but also taught them some good methods and good habits of being hygienic.
The United Arab Emirates government attaches great importance to medical and health services, and the policies our government issued have guaranteed the lives of our Muslim people. For example, in June 2015, the UAE government launched a new medical insurance plan in Dubai to support national medical programs that were not covered by other government-funded health insurance plans. The plan is expected to provide medical services to 23 private hospitals and more than 500 medical clinics in and around Dubai, benefiting 130,000 people.
In addition, the Chinese government also attaches great importance to medical and health protection in ethnic regions. Since I have been to China many times for academic exchanges in medicine field, and I have learned that traditional Chinese medical science is profound. It has many similarities to our Islamic medicine, and I have gained a lot of knowledge from it. Moreover, I am particularly interested in Xinjiang Uyghur medicine. I have done some research on it, which has helped me to continuously improve my medical level in communication and mutual learning.  Xinjiang Uyghur medicine, like our Islamic medicine, has a long history of development, and it is a medical system created by the Xinjiang Uyghurs of China in the long-term medical practice to continuously fight against disease. It has rich experience and unique theories, and is one of the important components of traditional Chinese medicine. After extensive exchanges with brother ethnic medicine, this medical science gradually formed its relatively complete medical theoretical system and unique clinical treatment experience. Uyghur medicine, like other ethnic medicines, is an important part of China’s treasure trove of ethnic medicine and a precious national cultural heritage of China. As one of the representatives of ethnic medicine, Uyghur Medicine bears the burden of treating diseases and saving people, and has a long cultural classic and ethnic theory of the Uyghur people. Therefore, I believe that Xinjiang Uyghur medicine is not only an important part of the treasure trove of Chinese national medicine, but has also been promoted with the support of the Chinese government and the medical system, so that more Uighur Muslim brothers can get health life, which makes me very happy.
As far as I know, the traditional Uighur social security culture has deep roots and penetrates into every aspect of the social life of the Uighur people. Uyghur traditional social security habits of respecting the elderly, caring for the sick, helping the poor, and supporting the public welfare have been supported and promoted by the local government. The fine Uyghur tradition has a positive effect on inheriting and carrying forward the traditional Uyghur social security culture and promoting China’s social and moral construction, social harmonious development, improvement of medical care and social charity.

In recent years, China has developed rapidly and the country’s overall strength has continuously been improved. The Chinese government has also implemented a number of policies to improve medical security in ethnic regions and border areas. Among them, special attention is paid to improving the living and medical conditions of Uighur people in Xinjiang. Some preferential social medical security policies are issued and implemented in the region, which not only improved the medical and health conditions of the people in Xinjiang, allowed them to enjoy the national welfare of ensuring the old people are properly provided for and that the sick people can afford medical treatment, but also helped to avoid the local people being bewitched and used by some religious extremists since these extremists make rumors everywhere in order to achieve conspiracy, borrow living conditions, and other reasons, to deceive the people to commit crimes with them. And the fact that the Chinese government has greatly improved the local people’s living and medical conditions is visible to all the world. The local people also deeply realize that the Chinese government is really thinking about improving their lives. They must oppose and resist being deceived and used by some extremists, live and work in a down-to-earth manner to achieve harvest and improve living conditions. That is true happiness.

(International Project Manager,United Arab Emirates Medical Association)

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