A traditional Chinese medicine practitioner uses heated cups to treat a patient's bronchitis. Some TCM doctors are reportedly paid paltry sums for a day's work, according to a top public hospital official in Fuzhou. Photo: AFP

China considers higher patient fees to fund salary boost for doctors

Government contends medical services have long been sold short, but assures increased charges to patients will be offset by public insurance

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A traditional Chinese medicine practitioner uses heated cups to treat a patient's bronchitis. Some TCM doctors are reportedly paid paltry sums for a day's work, according to a top public hospital official in Fuzhou. Photo: AFP
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