Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

Zhejiang takes national lead in releasing new boon for cancer patients

East China's Zhejiang province recently announced that physical examinations using positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET-CT) will become reimbursable in the critical illness insurance program after June 30.

Moreover, a PET-CT examination, which usually costs patients over 10,000 yuan ($1,565), will cost just 5,300 yuan in Zhejiang's provincial-level public hospitals by that time.

Zhejiang has become the first Chinese province to make the procedure so accessible to residents. Cancer patients, who often receive PET-CT exams, will benefit the most.

Source: http://www.ezhejiang.gov.cn/2021-06/11/c_632356.htm