BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen
Jiabao have called on various localities and health departments to step up
community health work construction and provide masses of people with convenient
and cheaper medical services.
The State Council convened an urban community health work conference Friday
and Saturday, mapping out a comprehensive plan guiding the development of the
health work with priority of improving people's health condition and providing
them with convenient and cheaper medical services.
Vice Premier Wu Yi urged relevant departments to take practical and
effective measures to promote community medical service by innovating medical
Wu stressed the importance of the rational distribution of the medical
resources and urged priority be given to the grassroots medical units, so as to
enhance the control and prevention of diseases across the country.
Development of health work should take full account of the people's
practical problems and try best to provide people with convenient and cheaper
medical services, the vice premier said.
All kinds of social forces and forms should be mobilized to the promote the
development of the community medical system, with various local authorities
playing major roles.
A systematic network involving medicine insurance, production and
circulation of medicines, medical aid and education should be improved, she