China Lists Key Tasks to Deepen Healthcare Reform in 2022

Healthcare Author: Mianmian Wang May 26, 2022 01:39 PM (GMT+8)

General Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China recently listed key tasks for deepening the reform of the medical and healthcare system in 2022 for “a healthier China”.

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General Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China recently officially issued the notice《Key Tasks to Deepen the Reform of Medical and Healthcare System in 2022》. 

According to Xinhua News Agency, the emphasis of the key tasks is on four aspects in general. 

The first one is to speed up fostering a new and orderly medical service and treatment pattern. National medical centers and high-ranking hospitals at the provincial levels are asked to take the lead and play exemplary roles. Service capabilities of hospitals at municipal and county levels and services at primary levels will be improved. 

The second one is to further extend the experience gained from the medical and healthcare reforms in Sanming city, East China’s Fujian province. The country will carry out centralized bulk-buying of drugs and high-value medical consumables, working to have more than 350 medications included in national or regional procurement programs in each province. Public hospitals will further reform their human resources and remuneration system

The third one is to better public health services. The capacity in monitoring and early warning for major epidemics, epidemiological investigation, source tracing and emergency responses will be improved for better disease prevention and control. The Healthy China Initiative will be further pushed forward. 

The fourth one is to push forward the high-quality development of medical health. Public hospitals will be in high-quality development and the government input and stimulus will be increased. The document also stressed on building a multi-tiered medical insurance system, guaranteeing the medical supply and revitalizing and developing traditional Chinese medicines.