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Ningbo started reform of public hospitals

Ningbo started reform of public hospitals. On August 23, Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Public Health, Ningbo Office of Institutional Planning Committee, Ningbo Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Ningbo Municipal Financial Bureau, and Ningbo Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security jointly released "Guidelines of the Pilot Reform of Public Hospitals of Ningbo".

According to the guidelines, the aims of the reform is to explore and establish a coordinate mechanism of public hospitals and grass roots medical services, accelerate the formation of diversified medical services, explore and establish standardized management system, compensation mechanism, operational mechanism and supervision mechanism of public hospitals. The goals of the reform are to improve the performance of the public hospitals, improve their functionality to service the public and to provide people with safe, efficient, convenient and affordable medical sevices.

Non-iodized salt network improved in Ningbo

Many citizens of Ningbo complain that it is difficult for them to buy non-iodized salt. It is learned on July 16 from the salt company that, to accommodate some citizens' need for non-iodized salt, the company has expanded it sales network, with 30 shops selling it in the 3 districts of the city.

According to related law and regulations, people with certain illnesses who are unfit for iodized salt must have certain document by the hospital to buy non-iodized salt at appointed units.

Since Ningbo is a coastal city where citizens have more access to sea food, there are more people fit for non-iodized salt in Ningbo than in other places. Before, citizens complained it was difficult to buy non-iodized salt. Related personnel of the salt company said there were 12 shops in the 3 districts selling it, but not many people knew their presence.

It is learned that, after investigation, the salt company has increased 18 shops selling non-iodized salt, with the total number of shops amounting to 30 in the 3 districts of the city. Anyone who wants to learn more about the supply and selling shops of non-iodized salt can look for information on

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