INSIGHT: GREATER CHINA - China’s health-care system on the brink as
22 December 2022
DECEMBER 22, 2022 INSIGHT: GREATER CHINA China’s health-care system on the brink as COVID-19 patients flood hospitals THE TAKEAWAY to outrage as “netizens” criticized the exploitation of medical students and unsafe reopening measures. [...] March 2023 to combat rising cases of COVID-19 – an extraordinary measure that was last seen in the initial IN BRIEF months of the pandemic in 2020. [...] As of December 19, local public health officials in multiple Chinese cities COVID-19 patients flooded hospitals across China have called on retired health-care workers to return to over the past week, as largely unreported infections the front line of COVID-19 control, a move that was ripped through cities and towns following an greenlit by China’s National Health Commission. [...] And in many parts of China, official pandemic deaths in weeks — but staff at one it remains common to visit hospitals for non- of the city’s crematoriums told the Financial Times emergency medical needs due to the efficiency and that they cremated at least 30 COVID-19 victims on quality of the treatment provided. [...] to curb the spread of contagious diseases and alleviate As debates over citizens’ access to health-care strains on general hospitals, may be undermined resources are brought to the fore, COVID-19 without strong and clear messaging to patients.