Health Ministry

State Council reorganises health and family planning roles in name of efficiency

Huang Jiefu. Photo: Sam Song

The functions of the Health Ministry and some of those of the Population and Family Planning Commission will be merged and a new food and drug safety regulator with ministerial-level status formed, the State Council has announced.

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 6:38am

Health ministry to expand insurance to include 20 serious illnesses

Health ministry to expand insurance to include 20 serious illnesses

The Ministry of Health has pledged to lower medical bills for rural patients suffering from any of 20 serious diseases and says they might pay as little as 10 per cent of the bill. But social insurance experts are sceptical about the sustainability of the scheme.

22 Jan 2013 - 4:04am

Talking points

Oscar nominations revealed

Oscar nominations revealed

10 Jan 2013 - 3:49am

Infamous hospital surcharge to be axed by 2015

Beijing has pledged to scrap the notorious surcharges charged by hospitals - the main reason for extortionate prices of drugs and excessive prescriptions- by 2015.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

'Negative Aids' leaves mainland sufferers, officials in the dark

Health authorities have denied media reports of a mysterious virus that causes Aids-like symptoms, saying there is no medical evidence to suggest the patients are suffering from any infectious diseases.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Blood centre boss fired, six jailed over illegal sales

The director of a Guangdong blood centre has been sacked and six others jailed for illegal blood sales, and two blood stations in Hunan and Shanxi have been punished for other collection offences, the Health Ministry said yesterday.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

PLA soldier has lethal bird flu

A 19-year-old People's Liberation Army soldier has been confirmed as having H5N1 bird flu strain, the Health Ministry has announced.

The soldier, identified only by his surname Cheng, is receiving treatment at an army hospital, the ministry said yesterday on its website, without indicating his condition.

27 May 2007 - 12:00am