Chinese Children Die Due to Lack of Medical Care – Reuters

From Reuters:

About 400,000 toddlers die every year in China mainly because of a lack of medical care, a member of a government advisory group said on Wednesday, urging greater investment in the health system.

“Most of the deaths happen in rural areas, as about 50 percent of them do not receive any medical treatment at all there,” said Zhu Zonghan, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Zhu estimated that the lives of 240,000 could be saved if the government spent an extra 26 billion yuan ($3.36 billion) a year.[Full Text]

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