To alleviate sufferings of patients due to poor rural medical services, China administrative authority said it will almost double the number of doctors by 2020. Insufficient and low-quality health care resources result from badly organized hospital system. Because a scarcity of doctors causes the problem, Beijing aims to have two general doctors per thousand people by 2020 and to increase the number of nursing staff as well.
According to China’s State Council’s five-year roadmap, the government would incorporate technology such as mobile devices and online cloud systems into medical sector in order to secure digital databases for health records and patient information.
Most important goal in medical reform is to provide affordable and accessible health care to people who are currently expected to pay a large amount expense due to low insurance coverage.
Since a paucity of medical labor and high medical expense results from doctors’ low salaries, I wonder what the government will present as practical initiatives to lure potential labor force.