Medical sector getting larger and more professional

The number of health workers in China grew at an average annual rate of 5 percent between 2016 and 2020, to reach almost 14 million at the end of last year, the National Commission said Thursday of health.

were around 4.3 million registered doctors and about 5 million nurses registered at the end of 2021, and the medical-number relationship has increased from 1: 1.07 to 1: 1.15, according to Xu Shuqiang, head of The reform of the Health Department of the National Health Commission.

Professional competence among medical workers has also increased, with 42.1 percent educated at least at the university level, compared to only 30.6 percent in 2010, he added.


In the next five years, Xu said that more effort will be spent on the upbringing and training of general doctors at the base level, and medical professionals specialized in critical care medicine and public health.

He added that favorable policies will be implemented more to increase the attractiveness of working in less ED development and remote areas.

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