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China Using Healthcare Reforms To Upgrade National Medical Device Industry

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Sang Guowei, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, recently headed a delegation to Jiangsu, Shanghai and Chongqing to conduct studies on implementing healthcare reforms in grassroots healthcare institutions. One focus was facility upgrading and reform pilots in public hospitals. The studies show that there is a widespread shortage or lack of timely servicing of equipment in grassroots healthcare institutions, and that more than 60 percent of village hospitals lack basic medical facilities. Sang pointed out that the country should leverage the healthcare reforms to raise medical device deployment standards for such institutions, focus on modernization of mid- and low-end medical devices, and develop innovative medical devices. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)



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