The Hunan Provincial Association of Healthcare Industry held its inaugural meeting on May 24, 2014 in Changsha. Former Vice Governor of Hunan Province Tang Zhixiang and former Vice President of Central South University Li Guiyuan attended the meeting and was appointed honorary chairman and president of the association respectively.
President Tang introduced that the association is a social organization established for providing membership services, consultancy, communication, supervision, notarization, self-regulation and coordination. Upon its establishment, the association strives to build a province-wide healthcare industry service platform, functioning as a bridge and link among governments, enterprises and communities.
It is expected that the association will act as a new engine of economic growth and provide job opportunity for 100,000 to 150,000 people, generating an annual output value of 100 billion yuan, with its proportion in GDP rising from 3% to 5%.
Translator: Wang Bilian