|Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli (2nd R), also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visits members of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from public health and sports circles and joins their panel discussion in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2014. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on Tuesday called to speed up public hospital reforms and support medical services run by social capital.
Zhang made the remarks while participating in a panel discussion with political advisors from the sport and health sectors at the ongoing annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, the country's top political advisory body.
He also called to improve the operational mechanism of grass-root level health institutions, and to perfect an all-inclusive medicare system.
He said political advisors have contributed to China's economic and social development by conducting investigations and studies and putting forward candid suggestions and comments thereon.
He asked the political advisors to continue to offer wisdom and strength to promote China's sustainable and healthy economic development.
The vice premier also urged to strengthen public services in the sport sector and improve sporting facilities so as to enhance the physical quality of the nation.