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Super hospitals have own deficiencies

(China Daily) Updated: 2015-06-04 07:34

The No 1 Hospital Affiliated to Zhengzhou University in Zhengzhou, Henan province in Central China, has been called the world's "biggest and richest" after disclosing its revenue last year. The hospital, which has more than 7,000 beds, made nearly 7.6 billion yuan ($1.27 billion) last year. Comments:

The huge size of the hospital does not benefit the patients. On the contrary, it is very difficult for the patients to register and see a doctor because there are always so many people waiting to register, to buy medicines and to be examined by the doctors. The health authorities should think of a more rational model for allocating limited medical resources to improve the quality of its service.

News channel of China's Central Television Station, June 2

I am busy throughout the day. In fact, doctors in some smaller hospitals absolutely have the ability and knowledge to treat the sicknesses of many patients coming to me. The people simply do not trust the doctors in small hospitals. This is a vicious circle. The doctors in grassroots hospitals should improve their services.

Liu Shengyun, head of the rheumatism and immunity department of the No 1 Hospital Affiliated to Zhengzhou University, June 2

The super hospitals attract too many government funds. More money should have gone to smaller hospitals to increase the competition among hospitals. The super hospitals distort the medical system, as their prosperity comes at the cost of the small hospitals, resulting in heavy workloads to their doctors and inconveniences to patients.

Beijing News, June 2

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