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Ningbo has over 3,000 Ph.Ds

According to the annual meeting of Ningbo Ph.D Federation opened the other day, in the last year, the number of Ph.Ds and post Ph.Ds increased by 234, and the city has now over 3,000 Ph.Ds. Zhang Minghua, Vice Mayor of Ningbo and Honorary President of the Federation attended to the meeting.

Zhang Leming, President of Ningbo Ph.D Federation and Vice Secretary-general of Ningbo Municipal Government said that when the federation was founded, Ningbo had only several dozens of Ph. Ds but the number has kept increasing. Today the federation has 1,500 members. The federation has set up branches in Ningbo Institute of Technology of Zhejiang University, Beilun District and Jiangbei District.

Ningbo realized complete coverage of medical insurance

Ningbo has realized complete coverage of medical insurance. According to Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security, in 2012, the number of citizens participating in medical insurance exceeds 1.03 million covering 96% of the whole population. This indicates that the city has realized the target set in the 12th Five-Year Plan, with complete coverage of medical insurance.

With the steady improvement of the social security system, The medical insurance system is more attractive to the urban residents. In 2012, Ningbo included the people whose land is requisitioned in the medical insurance system. "In September 2012, the medical insurance for urban citizens was integrated at the municipal-level and thus the medical insurance policy for the urban citizens was unified. This year, Ningbo will popularize the "universal card" for medical expenditure settlement," said a related person of Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Labor and Social Security. All these steps have laid the foundation for the complete coverage of the medical insurance system for urban citizens.

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Second Hospital of Ningbo mobile health channel service

Second Hospital of Ningbo mobile health channel service

Dear VIP clients: the Ningbo mobile Union City to open Global VIP Health Channel (Second Hospital, Building 7, 1 patient service centers), to provide you (experts, special needs of outpatient) Free registration, accompanied Vaccine Immunol, giving priority to out-patient clinics, medical and other services. If you are interested you can one day in advance call 10086 hotline to make an appointment. Integral price 500 / person.

Smart health and safety network to attain full-coverage

It is learned on September 3 from Ningbo Health Bureau that as an important part of smart health and security system, the regional imaging-centralized diagnosis system has been established in Ningbo. So far, the system has covered over 80% of the township hospitals in Ningbo.

The smart health and security system is the first pilot project of the top ten smart city systems to be established during the 12th Five-year Plan period and one of the first pilot projects of "Smart Zhejiang". According to the planning, to address such problems as difficulty of seeking medical treatment, high cost of treatment and unbalanced medical resources distribution, Ningbo will achieve computerization of health affairs and hospital services, digitalization of public health management, sharing of citizen health information, intensification of medical resources utilization and integration of health and medical information services. After two years of development, the smart health network has been established and the citizens are getting quality and convenient medical services.

In August 2010, the unified medical appointment registration platform was put into operation, providing online appointment registration for 16 major hospitals. The patients can make an appointment with a medical specialist online and pay through mobile phones. "Within only two years, the daily registration number increased from less than 300 to over 6000, and the total number has reached one million." said Zou Mingfei, Vice-director of Ningbo Health Bureau. Based on the platform, from this year, people can make medical appointments with hospital specialists in their own communities. In addition, people can have access to such information as their own clinical record, medication record, results of medical examination and discharge summary anytime and anywhere through the platform. Currently, the platform has covered all the medical institutions in all the three major districts. By the first half of next year, all the medical institutions in other towns and districts will be included in the platform, and people can have access to the information of their treatment record in any hospital in Ningbo.

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Pilot public hospital reform kicks off

Ningbo kicks off a pilot reform in its 24 public hospitals today. The move will prohibit public hospitals from making profit from drug sales.

The pilot program involved 24 government-run hospitals in Ningbo as well as its five sub-cities including Cixi, fenghua, Yuyao, Xiangshan, and Ninghai.

The reform means public hospitals will return to its nature of serving the public rather than making money. Wang Renyuan, director of Municipal Health Bureau, said the involved 24 public hospitals will not be allowed to make profit from drug prescriptions, which means all the drugs, except traditional herbal medicine, are to be sold at government controlled prices. Another measure scheduled for trial is that the hospitals are required to fix a drug catalogue to ensure that the proportion of essential drugs and health care drugs in prescription. This will effectively curb the practice of hospitals' relying on drug sales for income and thus establish a reasonable, effective and optimized medical service system.

It is estimated that the move will cause 20 percent, or 370 million yuan income loss to the public hospitals. The economic losses will be compensated for by a rational increase of medical care service fee, including surgical fees, treatment fees, care fees, consultation fees, examination fees, and ward bed fees. However, the increase rate should be lower than the markups it charges on drugs and should be covered by medical insurance for employees, medical insurance for urban residents and the new rural cooperative medical insurance.

Insiders believe the reform will ease the public complaint of soaring medical bills and stop public hospitals from operating with profits from drug sales. Besides, the adjustment of medical service will better represents the value of physicians' work and help to improve the quality of medical care.

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