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Tibetans see increasing life expectancy (2)
09:06, July 12, 2012  

The region will spend 1.42 billion yuan (225 million U.S. dollars) on health services in 2012, up 31.3 percent compared with last year's spending, according to a February statement from the region's department of finance.

The government will spend 630 million yuan to offer free medical services to farmers and herders and improve the medical insurance system for urban residents, the statement said.

Medical subsidies for farmers and herders reached 260 yuan per capita in 2011 and the number will increase to 300 yuan in 2012, according to the region's health department.

Paljor, a 50-year-old herder from Nyainrong county in Nagqu prefecture, was able to use the subsidies to pay for most of his medical expenses after suffering multiple fractures in a traffic accident.

"More than 80 percent of my medical expenses were covered by the region's medical subsidies," he said.

It is expected that Tibetans' average life expectancy will reach 68 years of age in 2015.

Source: Xinhua

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(Editor:陈丽丹、姚春)

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