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China's medical reform covers over 95% Chinese population

06-25-2012 19:11 BJT

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3 years on since the reforms were introduced in 2009, over 1.5 trillion yuan has been invested in the medical sector. A medi-care network has been introduced, covering more than 95 percent of China's population.

About 63 billion yuan has been invested by China's central government to help construct 33,000 county-level hospitals, and township and village clinics.

At the same time 4.15 billion yuan has been spent on establishing more than 2,000 community clinics in urban areas. Of the total 1.5 trillion yuan invested, the central government provided more than 450 billion yuan, with the rest coming from local governments and other sources.

China has also raised subsidies for both rural and urban medicare, from 80 yuan per person per year in 2008, to about 240 yuan per person per year in 2012.

The achievements in China's healthcare reform over the past three years have been notable. It's the highest government investment in medical care in China's history.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CNTV.CN

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