Cabinet passes medical plan
The executive meeting of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, approved the Plan on Healthcare and Medical System Reform for the 13th Five Year Plan (2016-20) on Dec 21. The meeting said major chronic disease risk assessment should be strengthened. At the meeting, the 2016 National Science and Technology Awards list was also approved. The meeting further called for deepening reform of the medical and health system in the next five years and the closing of loopholes in the water conservancy construction and urban drainage system. improve policies on elderly care in terms of land supply, fiscal support and financing.