Apr. 2009
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

May 8

China will reinforce its primary health care system through investing more on infrastructure, staff training, and subsidy for service providers to push forward the newly-launched health care reform,  Wang Jun, Vice Minister of Finance, told a press conference on April 8

He said local governments have enough financial capacity to inject more than 510 billion yuan (about 75 billion U.S. dollars) in the next three years to support the reform.

Apri 9

A new government regulation on disaster relief, made public to solicit opinions April 9, 2009, publicized by the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council.

Under the regulation, the county civil affairs department in disaster-hit areas must report the situation to the county government and the civil affairs department of higher level, within two hours after the disaster happened.

The provincial civil affairs department and Ministry of Civil Affairs must be informed if the disaster claims more than ten lives. And the ministry must report to the State Council, China's Cabinet, within two hours.

Officials who delay, cover up or give false information will receive punishment in line with laws. Those violating laws will be charged, the regulation said.

The regulation is put on the official website of the office, www.chinalaw.gov.cn, seeking for advice until May 8.


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