According to an official, over the past six months, Hainan has achieved a real breakthrough in the implementation of a program to provide patients with rare and high-quality foreign drugs
According to the official, over the past six months, Hainan has achieved a real breakthrough in the implementation of a program to provide patients with rare and high-quality foreign drugs. “At present, residents of China, without going abroad and purchasing insurance, can effectively use this opportunity to gain access to new medicines,” Gu Gang emphasized.
According to him, the leadership of the innovative zone of medical tourism plans to constantly improve the quality of services designed for foreigners. The minimum national insurance package “Lecheng” for the purchase of pharmaceutical products reaches 39 yuan per year (approximately $ 6), and for residents of Hainan – 29 yuan (less than $ 5). More than 1.7 million people purchased it in 2020.
In February 2013, the Chinese State Council approved an initiative to establish an advanced health cluster in eastern Hainan. Lecheng is a short car ride from the annual Boao Forum for Asia and is considered the island's “medical landmark”. In 2019, this special zone received about 75,000 tourists, and the total income from the main activities of hospitals, sanatoriums and other institutions located on its territory exceeded 640 million yuan (approximately $ 96 million at the current exchange rate), having increased by 75% year on year.