Congress deputies listen to medical reform reports

THE Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress held a meeting on November 9 to listen to official reports on the implementation of the city's medical reform. All SMPC deputies and local deputies to the National People's Congress heard the reports.
Representatives from the Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Municipal Health Bureau and Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau informed the lawmakers of the progress of the city's medical reform and their efforts to fulfill major tasks and to improve the basic health care system.
According to official sources, Shanghai has increased investment in the construction of medical facilities and in the standardization of community health services. All the C-class hospitals in suburban districts will be put into use by the end of 2012 and the per capita fee for basic health services at community hospitals or clinics has been raised to 50 yuan.
The pilot program of family doctor services has been extended to 10 districts in Shanghai, including Changning District. Measures have also been taken to reduce the long queues for outpatient services offered by experts. And more than 96 percent of registered Shanghai residents are now covered by health insurance.


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