China pledges universal health service for poor
Chinese authorities issued a document on poverty relief, pledging universal access to basic medical and health services.
The document, jointly issued by 15 governmental agencies, pledged to ensure such universal services by 2020. It requires medical services to be improved and medical insurance and social security systems to be streamlined.
According to the document, a campaign will treat poor, rural people with major, curable diseases, and there are specific arrangements for patients with chronic complaints who need long-term treatment or rehabilitation.