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Xinjiang accelerates the reform of public hospitals

By Liao Yuan Updated: 2014-02-28

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This year, Xinjiang’s government will take steps to accelerate the reform of its public hospitals, to provide affordable, financially stable, high-quality health care to its people.


Two pilot cities, Urumqi and Karamay, have already conducted the reform of their government hospitals. And this reform will spread to cover more county-level hospitals.


The specific measures include a greater emphasis on clinical diagnosis, easy access to medications for low-income families, high quality care, improvement of the medical card system, and strict control on drug selection and distribution.


The Xinjiang government also intends to expand the coverage of its medical insurance system and introduce more preferential policies and benefits for rural residents.


Edited by Brian Anthony Salter