National Health and Health Commission: 6.7 million poor families returned to poverty due to illness have been lifted out of poverty

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 National Health and Health Commission: 6.7 million poor families returned to poverty due to illness have been lifted out of poverty


The cost burden of poor patients has been significantly reduced. We will promote the establishment of basic medical insurance, major illness insurance, medical assistance and government-funded security mechanisms, and implement the first diagnosis and treatment, after payment and one-stop instant settlement of inpatients in County areas. In the first half of 2019, the average self-payment rate of medical expenses for poor patients nationwide was controlled at about 10%.

The ability of medical services in poor areas has been gradually improved. To organize 1107 tertiary hospitals in China to help 1172 county hospitals in 832 poverty-stricken counties by one-to-one counterpart, establish telemedicine network, and comprehensively improve the diagnosis and treatment ability of county hospitals in poverty-stricken areas. From the data system of dynamic management of health poverty alleviation in the first half of 2019, 94.5% of the poor patients received proper treatment in the county.