Private hospitals double in six years Canyon closes over safety concerns
China had 16,900 private hospitals as of April — 57.2 percent of all hospitals in the country. The number of private hospitals in China has doubled since 2011, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission. The number of private health institutions also rose to 444,000, accounting for 45 percent of all health institutions, according to the commission. The Yarlung Zangbo River Grand Canyon scenic area in Tibet, known as the world’s deepest canyon, has been temporarily closed to visitors because of safety concerns. Continuous rainfall has blocked several roads leading to the scenic area, and the administrative office announced on Saturday that it has decided to close the area. Travelers who plan to arrive in Tibet by car, bike or on foot were also warned of possible geological disasters along the Sichuan-Tibet Highway.