China population: new five-year plan vows to tackle ‘insufficient’ elderly care as ageing crisis worsens

Mar 2, 2022 | INVESTING

China is set to improve access to medical care and increase services for the elderly in the next five years as part of a push to support the nation’s fast ageing population.The National Health and Medical Commission (NHMC) issued the 14th five-year plan on elderly care on Tuesday, which highlighted a dire need to improve health services for elderly in both rural and urban areas.The population aged 60 and above was 267.36 million last year, accounting for 18.9 per cent of the total, according to…

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