The healthcare bill in china is going to hit $1 trillion by 2020, and this is attracting global drug dealers, hospital operators and medical device firms to get a slice of it.
China’s State Council said “Healthcare resources overall are insufficient, quality is too low, our structures are badly organized and service systems fragmented. Parts of the public hospital system have also become bloated.”
They have announced a five year roadmap.
The roadmap laid targets for healthcare officials nationwide and it also says that there should be two doctors per thousand people by 2020, which is double the number of doctors at 2013.
Low salaries are one of the reasons why there is scarcity of doctors in china. The roadmap mentions the use of mobile devices and cloud system to meet some issues.
It also said that they will maintain digital databases for electronic health records of patients try to cover some degree of the entire population by 2020.
Affordable healthcare is the key platform for President Xi Jinping’s government but corruption has occupied the center stage in recent days and patients have to hole their pockets for medical expenses as they have very low level of insurance coverage.
The roadmap said there would be development of healthcare in large public hospitals in urban centers and it would open private sectors in healthcare.