[Explanation] On July 28, the State Council Information Office held a regular briefing to introduce the "Notice of the General Office of the State Council on Issuing the Key Tasks for Deepening the Reform of the Medical and Health System in the Second Half of 2020". At the meeting, Wang Hesheng, deputy director of the National Health Commission, said that the notice clarified the six key tasks of medical reform, the first of which was to strengthen the public health system.

  [Concurrent] Wang Hesheng, Deputy Director of the National Health Commission

  Strengthen the construction of the public health system, mainly focusing on reforming and improving the disease prevention and control system, improving the infectious disease monitoring and early warning system, improving the public health emergency material guarantee system, preventing and controlling the new crown pneumonia epidemic in autumn and winter, and strengthening the construction of public health teams.

  [Explanation] Ou Xiaoli, Director of the Department of Social Affairs of the National Development and Reform Commission, pointed out that China's public health system has played an important role in the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic. However, it should also be noted that the epidemic has exposed some shortcomings and shortcomings of China's public health system. problem. For example, there has been a short-term shortage of resources such as fever clinic admissions, infectious disease treatment beds, important medical equipment and medical supplies. In order to solve these problems, the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Health Commission, and the Bureau of Traditional Chinese Medicine have studied and formulated a public health prevention, control and treatment capacity building plan.

  [Concurrent] Ou Xiaoli, Director of the Department of Social Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission

  The first is to strengthen the ability of receiving fever in fever clinics. The second is to strengthen the capacity for admission and treatment in areas that can convert infectious diseases. The third is to strengthen the treatment capabilities of the convertible ICU. The fourth is to strengthen the laboratory's testing capabilities. The fifth is to strengthen the detection capabilities of infectious diseases. All hospitals that undertake the task of treatment must have the routine detection capabilities of known infectious diseases. Sixth, we must strengthen the disposal capacity of medical waste. Seventh is emergency rescue capability.

  In addition, three guarantees should be perfected: First, perfect guarantees for treatment of major epidemics. Support each province to transform and upgrade 1-3 major epidemic treatment bases, and undertake the task of treating critically ill patients and storing important medical equipment. The second is the guarantee of emergency medical supplies. The third is to ensure the use of emergency medical supplies.

  [Explanation] Xiaoli Ou said that the total amount of investment in the construction of public health-related projects in the central budget in 2020 will be twice that of 2019, and will focus on supporting the construction of public health.

  [Explanation] As of July 19, China's new coronary pneumonia confirmed and suspected patients had 135,500 medical insurance settlements, involving 1.847 billion yuan in medical expenses, 1.232 billion yuan in medical insurance payments, and the payment ratio reached 67%. According to Xiong Xianjun, Director of the Medical Service Management Department of the National Medical Insurance Administration, the next step is to summarize experience and improve the system.

  [Concurrent] Xiong Xianjun, Director of the Medical Service Management Department of the National Medical Insurance Administration

  To normalize and institutionalize the "Internet + medical insurance", long prescriptions and other convenient measures introduced during the epidemic period, explore the establishment of a special group and special (fixed) disease medical fee exemption system.

  [Commentary] Wang Hesheng emphasized that the autumn and winter seasons are coming soon. In the face of the prevention and control of new crown pneumonia in the autumn and winter seasons, the key is to implement the "four early" requirements of "early detection, early reporting, early isolation, and early treatment" to curb the spread of the epidemic .

  Wen Mengxin reports from Beijing

Editor in charge: [Ji Xiang]