Improving medical and health service function of central city is not only an important aspect of realizing new promotion of urban construction and strengthening urban primary index of central city, but also significant guarantee of constructing happy city and raising health level of the masses.
In recent years, the medical and health services of central city of Taizhou have developed profoundly. By the end of 2014, there were 645 medical institutions and 14 public health service institutes in central city with 11,061 medical workers, 8,992 beds and net asset of RMB 3.429 billion, respectively increasing by 169%, 200% and 65% comparing to those at the end of the 11th Five-Year Plan period. In 2014, the number of patients leaving hospitals directly under city government was 91,768, increasing by 69% comparing to that at the end of the 11th Five-Year Plan period; service ability of municipal center for disease control and prevention and health supervision institute reached advanced level in central section area of Jiangsu. Moreover, the basic level medical reform has been deepened gradually as the per capita subsidy of essential public health service has been raised to RMB 40, and the free service items have been expanded to 11 kinds and 43 items.
Though medical and health services of central city of Taizhou have maintained a good momentum of growth in recent years, there are still large gaps by horizontal comparison and several problems. Therefore, related departments should well build regional medical and health center, propel large-scale health industry gathering, improve urban primary index of central city, and better meet the masses' health service demands.