China plans to deepen reform of public hospitals and create a modern hospital management system, according to guidelines released by the State Council Tuesday.
The guidelines aim for modern hospital management with clear responsibilities, scientific governance, efficient operation and strong supervision by 2020.
The new system will focus on public health at its core, keep public hospitals non-profit, as well as modernize and improve management.
The guidelines highlight the responsibility of local government to establish and supervise public hospitals.
They also say that Party work on public hospitals need to be strengthened.
The guidelines request governments at all levels to draft relevant reform plans.