China-WHO, World Bank coop - Li: Deepen medical & health care system reform

Added On July 10, 2014

The Chinese government has been reforming the medical and health care system, in a bid to increase more investment and introduce private capital into the sector.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made the remarks Tuesday during his meet with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan.
Chinese Premier Li says the adjustment of China's industrial structure rests on developing service industries, with medical and health care services a prime example. 
Li says the government plans to increase investment in the sector, increase the supply of medical resources and public goods, and introduce private capital into the sector.
China has planned to add 40 yuan per capita for the new rural corporative medical care system , and rural residents pay 20 yuan per capita. As China has 800 million rural residents, additional 48 billion yuan would be injected into the system. 
Jim Yong Kim and Margaret Chan also voiced willingness to enhance exchanges and cooperation with China.