China to improve fund for basic hospitals and clinics

09:06, December 08, 2010      

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China is trying to curb rising medicine prices. It's doing so by improving funding at basic hospitals and clinics.

A regular meeting of the State Council, presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao, says the move aims to ensure smooth implementation of a basic medicine system.

Government-run community hospitals and rural clinics are expected to receive official monetary support for operational costs. Other reforms, including the improvement of human resources systems, and medical insurance will also be targeted.

Source: CNTV.cn

(Editor:李佳)

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