China Says Healthcare Access is a ‘Basic Human Right’

China Says Healthcare Access is a ‘Basic Human Right’

China, whose health system has improved steadily in recent years, said that equal health access is a “precondition for the survival of humanity.”
The Chinese government published a document on Friday analyzing public health development, stressing that health is a “basic human right.”

According to Xinhua, the document emphasized that “health is a precondition for the survival of humanity and the development of human society,” and that it is “the guarantee for a life with dignity.”

The document, approved and released by the State Council Information Office, said that all people are entitled to the best healthcare available, and that it should be “equally available and accessible.”

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