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A lay health care worker, especially in rural China, trained to perform tasks such as providing first aid, assisting in childbirth, and dispensing drugs.
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(Medicine) (esp in developing countries) a worker trained as a medical auxiliary in a rural area who dispenses medicine, gives first aid, assists at childbirth, etc
[C20: translation of Chinese chijiao yisheng, officially translated as primary health worker]
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(in China) a layperson trained to provide a number of basic health-care services, esp. in rural areas.
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