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China has over 58,000 community healthcare workers

Updated: May 26,2019 6:59 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China had 582,000 community healthcare workers as of the end of 2018, a 5.1 percent increase from the previous year, according to the National Health Commission.

The country had 9,352 community health centers by the end of 2018, an increase of 205 from a year ago, the commission said in its statistical report on development of the nation’s medical and healthcare sector in 2018.

These centers received 640 million visits by out-patients and 3.4 million in-patients, both up from 2017, the report says.