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National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China
Selected Updates/Press Releases
Govt brings 17 anti-cancer drugs under medical insurance coverage
China’s drug authority on Wednesday approved inclusion of 17 anti-cancer drugs in the government’s basic medical insurance programs, as part of efforts to ease the financial burden on patients.
57 million covered by new long-term care insurance
More than 57 million people in China are now covered by a new insurance program designed to provide care to those who have lost the ability to live alone, the National Healthcare Security Administration said.
China’s health literacy rate edges higher in 2017
China’s health literacy rate edged higher in 2017 to 14.18 percent, a 2.6-percentage-point increase than that of 2016, as China is making steady progress in health literacy promotion, the National Health Commission said.