220 thousand of people received the service of family doctor
“It has become more convenient for the rural people to see a doctor since the family doctor appears in the village.” Starting from September of 2016, Zhang Cuibao’s family, a poor household of four people has enjoyed the contracted service from the family doctor. The doctor will arrive quickly if they give a call, which can spare fatigue and troubles brought by a journey of 30 kms to the town hospital in the past.
Like Zhang Cuibao, 224 thousand of focus group in Liuyang City has received the contracted services from family doctors, including those above 65, children aged from 0-6 years, patients with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obstructive pulmonary disease, patients with severe mental illness, the disabled, poor households with established card for archives and pregnant women.
Since the launch of the contracted service from family doctors in June 2016, Liuyang City has organized more than 700 doctors to form 174 teams of family doctors and 12 medical consortiums, extending the advantages of the talents, technology, management in county’s hospitals to the streets of 32 villages and towns. According to the survey, in Shashi town alone, 15385 people received services in the local hospitals in 2016, saving nearly 470 yuan on average per capita, compared with that of the last year. The rate of people receiving contracted service by family doctors for the focus group in Liuyang City has reached 48% as of the end of July this year. The people’s health care mode has quietly changed and gradually practiced the life mode of “preventive treatment of disease.”
By Qin Shihui
Source: Changsha Evening News