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China increases fiscal spending on medical services

CHINA-MEDICAL SERVICES-EXPENDITURE INCREASE(CN)

Doctors of Yongning People's Hospital conduct online diagnosis for a patient in Yongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, March 27, 2015. The Chinese government spent 5.95 trillion yuan (about 862 billion U.S. dollars) on medical services from 2013 to 2017, with an average annual increase of 11.7 percent, according to a report submitted to National People's Congress, China's top legislature. China's fiscal spending on medical services in 2017 was 1.4 trillion yuan, a 55.5-percent increase from 2013, accounting for 7.1 percent of national fiscal spending. The average life expectancy of Chinese people increased to 76.7 years in 2017 from 74.8 years in 2010, said the report. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]