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
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
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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
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
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
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