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15 July 2015

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 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 2016, there were 61,055 medical and health institutions in the province, including 1,260 hospitals, 139 maternal and child health-care institutions, 87 specialized epidemic disease prevention and control centers, 2,269 township health centers, 715 community health service centers, 10,519 clinics, and 44,339 village clinics. There were a total of 393,000 health workers, an increase of 5.9 percent over the last year. Of the total, practicing doctors and assistant practicing doctors numbered 161,000, up by 6.5 percent; registered nurses numbered 162,000, up by 8.2 percent. The hospitals in the province possessed 300,000 beds, up by 8.7 percent and township health centers 96,000 beds, up by 3.8 percent.


The province carried out 2,601 mass fitness programs with regular participants of 23.996 million. The number of administrative villages with newly-built sports fitness projects for farmers was 6,500. In 2016, Hunan athletes won 4 world championships, 7 Asian championships and 57 national championships, and broke 1 world record. There were altogether 98,684 sports grounds and related buildings, including 220 stadiums, 7,296 sports grounds, 543 swimming pools and 4,527 all sorts of training rooms.


Data source: Statistical Communiqué on Hunan's Economic and Social Development in 2016


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