Xi Jinping has called for an overhaul of the health care system to strengthen weak links exposed by the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
Xi Jinping has called for an overhaul of the health care system to strengthen weak links exposed by the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua

China plans health care system upgrade with focus on infectious disease

  • Five-year blueprint calls for more resources for CDCs and centres in big cities to treat large numbers of patients during an outbreak
  • It also includes ‘high-quality’ regional and local hospitals and improved facilities for women, children and the elderly

Xi Jinping has called for an overhaul of the health care system to strengthen weak links exposed by the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
Xi Jinping has called for an overhaul of the health care system to strengthen weak links exposed by the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
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