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

Aug. 6, 2009
China is to set up health archives for its 900 million-strong rural population with the aim of improving services for them, said the Ministry of Health on Aug. 6, 2009.

A ministry's working plan says the initiative will first be carried out in pilot cities and counties nationwide this year to iron out any problems and decide on viable frameworks.

By the end of this year, at least 5 percent of rural residents in each provincial area should have a health archive. The percentage should be increased to at least 30 percent by 2011, the ministry said.

The archives would be established at household level and be based on information from routine health check-ups, medical services received, and in-home surveys conducted by township and village clinics.

Aug. 8, 2009
Medical reform office of the state council said, the central government has allocate 71.6 billion yuan as medical reform fund to local government, since the medical reform guidelines unveiled. Around 100 hospitals in about 12 cities will be pilot public hospitals.

Aug. 10, 2009

Diplomatic envoys from 26 countries and regions in China began a five-day visit to northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Aug. 10, 2009, about a month after the deadly riot in the regional capital of Urumqi.

At the invitation of the autonomous regional government, they are expected to -- through the visit -- acquire a better understanding of Xinjiang's development over the past several decades in various respects, including its politics, economy, ethnic and religious policies, preservation of cultural relics and the livelihood of local residents.

The diplomatic envoys came from Kuwait, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Afghanistan, Sweden, Australia, the United States and other countries and regions.


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