Outpatient drugs for chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, will be reimbursa
ble by 50 percent through China’s basic medical insurance program this year, Premier Li Keqiang said at a news conference on Friday.
The measure will relieve financial burdens on patients with the two diseases, which number 400 million in China, he said.
The government will also take steps this year to further relieve medical expenditure by
patients with serious diseases through adjusting medical insurance policies, Li said.
The government has been making efforts to improve people’s access to quality medical services and reduce their medical expenditure, Li said.
Last year the prices of 17 anti-cancer drugs were cut by more than 50 percent on av
erage, and were included in the basic medical insurance program so they were reimbursable, he said.
China’s basic medical insurance program has covered almost the entire population in China, he said.
city of Bengaluru, says the BJP “has done a lot of good work” but he is uneasy about its religious underpinnings.
”Any time that (situation) happens it is chaotic for the system, and I feel one thing Congress stands for is secularism, which the BJP does not,” he said.
Modi’s rise has left many Indian liberals worried about an increase in religious intolerance at the expense of Muslim
s and other minorities. In contrast to the Congress Party’s secular stance, the BJP is strongly aligned with conse
rvative Hindu nationalists — the more extreme of whom want India governed in accordance with strict Hindu beliefs.
Eshna Kutty, 22, was born in the southern city of Chennai, grew up in New Delhi and
now studies dance therapy in Mumbai. She is concerned about the next leader’s approach to governing a diverse country.
”In a country that has different religions and cultures, Modi as a leader, his party bein
g in power, means that a huge population is ignored and sidelined,” Kutty told CNN.
William and Kate, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Harry and Meghan, The Duk
e and Duchess of Sussex, have said they have all spent time in Christchurch and
They condemned the violence on the Muslim community, calling it
“horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship.”
”No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship,” the royal couples said in a statement.
Here’s the full statement:
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the devastating attack in Christchurch.
We have all been fortunate to spend time in Christchurch and have felt the
warm, open-hearted and generous spirit that is core to its remarkable people.
No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship.
This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand, and the bro
ader Muslim community. It is a horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship.
We know that from this devastation and deep mourning, the people of New
Zealand will unite to show that such evil can never defeat compassion and tolerance.
We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in New Zealand today.
anization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), condemned the attacks. The OIC represents 57 nations with large or majority-Muslim populations.
”The brutal crime had shocked and hurt the feelings of all Muslims around the world, and served
as a further warning on the obvious dangers of hate, intolerance, and Islamophobia,” he said. Otha
imeen urged the New Zealand authorities to investigate the attack thoroughly.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, tweeted his condolences to the victims of the attack,
and confirmed that there will be “highly visible” and armed police around mosques in the UK capital on Friday.
”I want to reassure the Muslim communities in London. I have been in touch with the Met Police. There will be highly v
isible policing around mosques today, as well as armed response officers, as Londoners go to pray,” he said.
itious, and knowledgeable, with many holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree, he said.
The young people enlisted in recent years are, in general, well-rounded, he
said. In 2018, university graduates accounted for 60 percent of the intake, he added.
They are also more skilled and qualified with more qualifications, including academic degr
ees, vocational skills certificates and other awards for participating in various competitions, he said.
In addition, he said, their willingness to serve the countr
y is growing increasingly intense and the generation born after 2000 are a major force.
“They are cheerful, aspirational and energetic. Talking with them you will feel that they have an
urgent desire to thrive in the military and contribute to making our country and military stronger,” he said.