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  1. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Chinese farmer saws off his own legs as insurance will not cover medical costs

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 01:43pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... health insurance. But many participants find the coverage severely lacking. Zheng, for example, received no help from the New Rural Co-operative Medical Insurance (NRCMI) scheme. Under ...

  2. Rural health care still falling behind, WHO chief says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland's rural health-care system is highly inefficient and government investment has done little to improve it, according to World Health Organisation ... and given to the government earlier this year concluded that rural health-care provision was inefficient and health in some rural areas was deteriorating. 'In short, the health system in rural ...

  3. Cleaners act as doctors in rural Indian hospitals

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of impoverished rural hospitals, captured on secret cameras and broadcast by TV news channels, sparked outrage in India, with critics contrasting the incidents with the luxury health care enjoyed ... up to US$3,000 a day. Rural government hospitals sometimes lack even basic facilities, and are certainly ill-equipped to deal with complex cases. Poor patients requiring complex care ...

  4. Minister highlights health problems of rural regions

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and an uneven distribution of medical services had made health care unaffordable for many people in rural areas. 'Eighty per cent of the government input in the health-care sector is invested ... Half of the rural poor in China are suffering from serious illness, according to deputy health minister Gao Qiang. Mr Gao said the central government hoped to expand an experiment ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Collaring the cows: rural residents fit cattle with reflective gear after spate of road accidents

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Cows collared as rural residents eye road safety It's what every fashionable cow is wearing- and it could save their lives. Feral cows on Lantau Island and in Sai Kung are being fitted with light-reflecting collars to improve safety on rural roads after a spate of accidents. "It's the same reflective material found ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Huge forest fire scorches hundreds of homes in rural Washington state

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pateros Huge fire rages in rural Washington A massive forest fire that has destroyed at least 100 homes forced the residents of a second town in the US northwest to leave, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community in a scenic valley, a sheriff said. Fire swept through the town of Pateros in Washington state on Thursday, leaving its 650 residents ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Hongkongers robbed of another quiet traditional rural area in Pak Kong

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... Hongkongers robbed of yet another quiet traditional rural area I refer to the report (" Soaring towers raise ire in Sai Kung ", June 29). If the government said in its outline zoning plan for Pak Kong that it would "conserve the intrinsic natural character of the landscape" but its Planning Department says that "the height of the towers ...

  8. Health-care reform blueprint laid out

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing laid out guidelines yesterday for expanding health-care reform in the first year of a three-year plan. The blueprint comes three months after the official release ... all rural residents and 90 per cent of the population. Currently, 91.5 per cent of farmers have joined the new rural co-operative medical system, which provides basic care. The basic insurance ...

  9. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    School dropouts in rural China could be as high as 20 million, says study

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 05:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com At least 20 million youngsters in rural China have quit school to follow in the footsteps of their migrant worker parents and find work in cities, according ... million. “This shows school dropouts are quite prevalent in rural areas,” he concluded in the study on rural youths’ development. But surprisingly the financial situation of students ...

  10. State must pay to defuse health-care time bomb

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At the mainland's present stage of economic development, a heavily subsidised public health-care system is necessary, especially in rural areas. Means testing should apply, so that those who can afford ... by a government research group, which highlights the failure of market-driven reforms to the public health-care system. Government funding that covered 38.69 per cent of costs in 1986 covered only 16.96 ...




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