Your current location:HomeMedia CenterIndustry News
NHC (National Health Commission) Announced: Numbers of County-Level Hospitals Upgraded
NHC (National Health Commission) Announced: Numbers of County-Level Hospitals Upgraded

  Recently, Hubei Provincial Health Commission officially issued a document to set the First People's Hospital of Xiantao City as a  Grade A Tertiary Hospital. Founded in 1950, the hospital, formerly known as 'Mianyang County People's Hospital,' is now the first Grade A Tertiary Hospital in Xiantao City. In addition to the First People's Hospital of Xiantao City,dozens of hospitals have been successfully promoted to the Grade A Tertiary Hospitalsls, according to the official website of provincial health commission. A large number of county-level hospitals are upgraded to tertiary hospitals, and the requirements for equipment configuration are becoming higher and higher, which also brings  quite more business  opportunities to medical device enterprises.

Another group of hospitals have been promoted to  Grade A Tertiary Hospitals

According to incomplete statistics on the official website of each provincial health commissions, 66 hospitals have been  upgraded to GradeA Tertiary Hospitals in the first quarter of 2022.

Among them,Anhui Provincial  Thoracic Hospital,Yiwu Maternity and Children Health Care Hospital,  Zhuji City People's Hospital, Taizhou First People's Hospital, Wenling City First People's Hospital, The Fourth Hospital Affiliated to Zhejiang University,The FIrst People's Hospital of Xiantao City, The first Hospital of Zhongxiang city,  Jianli City People's Hospital, the People's Hospital of Huangpi district in  Wuhan cityl, Women and cChildren  Hospital in Qinghai Province, The Rehabilitation Central  Hospital of  Gansu Province, the First Hospital of Lanzhou City, Chancheng Hospital and Stomatological Hospital affiliated to Guangzhou Medical University have been successfully upgraded to Grade 3A  Hospitals.


Strenthening county medical treatment is a national policy. The state has been encouraging and requiring eligible medical institutions to upgrade  further and to improve the capacity of grassroots services .

A lot of capitals went into these hospitals

In November last year, the National Health Commission decided to carry out the 'Thousand Counties Project' to improve the comprehensive capacity of county hospitals, and issued the 'Thousand Counties Project' To improve the comprehensive capacity of county hospitals work Plan (2021-2025) (hereinafter referred as the Plan).

  According to the plan, county hospitals should improve their comprehensive capacity as a powerful measure to improve the hierarchical medical system and an important part of promoting high-quality development of public hospitals.

The goal is to have at least 1,000 county-level medical institutions in China ,approching the level of tertiary medical institutions by 2025.

Prior to this, the National Development and Reform Commission, the National Health Commission, the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the State Administration of Disease Control and Prevention issued the Implementation Plan for the Construction of a High-quality and Efficient Medical and Health Service System during the 14th Five-year Plan period, which made arrangements for the upgrading and expansion of county-level hospitals.

  It is clear that every prefecture  city should strive to have a Grade A Tertiary Hospital,  to achieve the standard and hardware facilities and service of a city hospital to server a population of more than 1 million patients.

  Moreover, the government also issued the Notice on Printing and Distributing the Work Plan of Pairing Tertiary Hospitals with County-level Hospitals during the 14th Five-Year Plan Period, requiring continuous promotion of the comprehensive capacity of county-level hospitals through pairing tertiary hospitals with county-level hospitals. By 2025, in counties with a permanent population of more than 50,000, at least one county-level hospital will have the ability to provide medical services as a secondaryl hospital, and strive to achieve the ability as a l grade-A secondary hospital. For counties with less than 50,000 permanent residents, we will strive to have one county-level hospital achieve the medical service capacity of secondary hospitals.

Financially, we supported county-level hospitals in poverty-stricken areas, three regions and three prefectures, central Soviet areas, and inhospitable areas to upgrade their standards and expand their capacity.

  For a single project of county-level hospitals, the maximum investment subsidy from the central budget is 50 million yuan.

After this huge subsidy fund flows into county-level medical institutions, it is bound to bring great change to the medical device industry.

  Whether it is financial subsidies or the gradual improvement of diagnosis and treatment capacity through pin-up assistance, it is the manifestation of the state's preference to the grass-roots level in terms of policies and funds.

In addition, at present, only by improving the diagnosis and treatment capacity of grassroots health institutions can we firmly guard the first line of defense.

  Therefore, in the development planning of China's medical industry in the future, the upgrading of grassroots hospitals will also become one of the key points, the market position of grassroots medical care will become more and more important, and the vision of armed enterprises should also expand from the top three hospitals to county hospitals, put more long-term. 16,804 county hospitals must be equipped with these devices

  According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, by the end of 2020, there were 16,804 county-level hospitals in China. Under the promotion of national policies, more county-level hospitals are bound to accelerate the upgrade of Tertiary or even Grade A Tertiary Hospitals, ushering in the wave of equipment expansion.

  The upgrading and improvement of hospitals will definitely open the demand gap for medical devices, which also provides many business opportunities for medical device suppliers.

  In order to upgrade county hospitals to tertiary hospitals, they must meet the recommended equipment configuration standards on the basis of the existing ones. The standards are now arranged as following for reference:




Related To Recommend

NHC (National Health Commission) Announced: Numbers of County-Level Hospitals Upgraded
Recently, Hubei Provincial Health Commission officially issued a document to set the First People's Hospital of Xianta...
The State Food and Drug Administration Issued the Opinions on Strengthening the Coordinated Supervis
In order to strengthen cross-regional entrustment supervision of medical device registrants, strengthen the quality m...
New Regulations on the Manufacturing and Operating Medical Devices Were Issued
On March 23, 2022, The State Administration for Market Regulation issued the revised Measures for The Supervision and ...
All 137 Types of Medical Devices are Made in China
On May 14, 2021, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology jointly issued the Guid...