China to invest 30 billion yuan in basic public health

11:06, May 25, 2011      

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China has increased per capita spending on public health services for Chinese mainlanders from 15 yuan to 25 yuan in 2011, which means the total financial investment of all levels of governments will reach more than 30 billion yuan, an official revealed at a press conference on May 24.

Qin Huaijin, an official from China's Ministry of Health, said China launched the program of basic public health services in July of 2009, and it has achieved progress so far.

As of 2010, China had established the health files for 48.7 percent of urban citizens and 38.1 percent of rural citizens; 84 percent of pregnant women and 81.5 percent of kids below 3 years old were put into system management; 57 million people aged 65 years and older received physicals; in addition, millions of various other kinds of patients were also put into the system management, including elevated blood pressure patients, diabetics and severely mentally ill patients.

Qin said the ministry issued an administrative measure on information disclosure of medical and health service units last year. It requires domestic units carrying state basic public health service programs to disclose their service items, funds standards and service targets.

However, Qin also said there are some units that provide basic public health services but do not get any funds, and some local governments even put the money for the program toward other uses, such as buying equipment and building infrastructure.

Regarding the aforementioned situations, Qin emphasized that, "China will strengthen the management for funds and complete the system for basic public service programs. Where the money goes and whether it can be used in the right places will become measures for examining all levels of governments."

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online
 
 
     
 
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