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Over 1.12 billion in China receive health e-certificates

The e-certificates enables individuals to present a QR code instead of physical insurance cards.

China's National Healthcare Security Administration revealed that over 1.12 billion individuals enrolled in the country's basic health insurance program have been issued electronic certificates, according to its state news agency.

Announced on Tuesday, these e-certificates streamline healthcare access by enabling individuals to present a QR code instead of physical insurance cards for appointments, hospital visits, medical tests, medicine acquisitions, and more.

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Xie Zhangshu, an official with the administration, noted that the e-certificates are accepted in over 800,000 healthcare institutions nationwide. 

They are part of China's national healthcare insurance online platform, providing insured individuals with access to information and various services.

Additionally, the administration plans to promote electronic medical bills and prescriptions alongside e-certificates, enhancing efficiency and convenience in healthcare transactions.

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