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15 July 2015

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Healthcare

Hunan province faithfully implements the Scientific Outlook on Development. Efforts are made to incorporate health service into the building of a harmonious socialist society. Notable progress has been made in the improvement of the public health service system, the prevention and control of major diseases, the development of a system of rural medical and health care service, the promotion of Cooperative medical services and so on.

 

The construction of a public health system

 

By the end of 2017, there were 58722 medical and health institutions in the province, including 1312 hospitals, 137 maternal and child health-care institutions, 84 specialized epidemic disease prevention and control centers, 2229 township health centers, 746 community health service centers, 10782 clinics, and 42187 village clinics. There were a total of 416000 health workers, an increase of 5.9% over the last year. Of the total, practicing doctors and assistant practicing doctors numbered 174000, up by 8%; registered nurses numbered 172000, up by 6.7%. The hospitals in the province possessed 319000 beds, up by 6.7% and township health centers 101000 beds, up by 4.6%.

 

Data source: Statistical Communiqué on Hunan's Economic and Social Development in 2017

 

Cooperative medical services

 

In recent years, historical changes have taken place in the rural health service. 1420 village-town clinics have been renovated or built and 53.4 thousand rural health service professionals have been trained free of charge with a governmental investment of 26.37 million yuan. Nearly 300 health care professionals have been assigned to the countryside to perform regular medical services. In 2006, the government allocated 28,662 yuan to build 611 town and township clinics, renovate or build hospitals and clinics. Great strides have been made in the development of a new type of rural cooperative medical system, with 18,572 farmers participating and 930 million yuan raised.

 

On July 21 of 2015, Hunan's first international medical center jointly established by Xiangya Hospital of Central South University and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) opened. The Center integrates outpatient service, hospitalization, physical examination, as well as check-up, treatment and recovery, mainly serving international patients who work, study and live in China.

 

The Central South University (CSU) Third Xiangya Hospital Medical Partnerships was established on August 27, 2017. The medical institutions partnerships services are supported by mobile devices. The CSU Third Xiangya Hospital has been developing the mHealth platform since 2016. The platform is access to more than 500 doctors from 53 medical departments, and makes connection with more than 100 hospitals and community health service centers in Guangxi, Guizhou, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Anhui.

 

Major disease control and prevention and medical technology

 

Work to prevent and control major diseases such as human avian influenza, cholera, AIDS, tuberculosis, schistosomiasis etc. has been intensified. Efforts have been made to further improve the AIDS epidemic monitoring network, and implement the "four-free and one care" policy to AIDS patients. The report and management of tuberculosis has been strengthened, with a TB prevention and control model launched with two-way referral, standardized treatment, unified registration and management between medical institutions and TB prevention and treatment institutions. In addition, the basic work of schistosomiasis control has been developed steadily, with 586 village health (schistosomiasis control) rooms being built, the practices and experiences of which are exchanged in the national schistosomiasis control system. Moreover, remarkable progress has been made in medical technology. Some interdisciplinary research and applications, such as genetic medicine, reproductive engineering, organ transplants, liver and gallbladder surgery, psychiatry etc. has attained advanced international level.

 

Updated on 2018-5-25