Medical treatment

Chinese premier pledges to ease medical care burden


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the need to reduce the burden people face in receiving medical care and push forward medical reforms.

Efforts should be accelerated to ensure that high-quality medical resources become more widely available and are distributed in a more balanced manner, Li said in an instruction to a national medical reform teleconference held Thursday in Beijing. .

Medical institutions are required to meet people’s basic medical treatment needs and should not deny care to patients in emergency or critical situations, said Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of China. Communist Party of China Central Committee.

Li said measures should be implemented continuously to benefit people and ease the burden they face in receiving medical care, and reforms should be promoted for the high-quality development of public hospitals. .

Li also called for further advancing the Healthy China Initiative, developing traditional Chinese medicine, strengthening the ranks of rural doctors, and implementing scientific and targeted measures to contain the epidemic, so as to protect the health of the population and to promote economic and social development.

Vice Premier Sun Chunlan attended and spoke on the conference call.

Sun called for continued efforts to build regional medical service and medical research centers, improve the management of medical consortia, strengthen community-level medical and health institutions, and establish a multi-level diagnosis and treatment system.

She also highlighted the strict implementation of the recently updated COVID-19 control protocol to ensure that the economy and people’s work and life are less affected.