County in Hubei offers cash bonus for voluntary doctor-seeing, whistle-blowing

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-09 21:31:57|Editor: huaxia

WUHAN, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Fangxian County in central China's virus-hit Hubei Province on Sunday rolled out measures to give cash bonus to encourage actions such as voluntary doctor-seeing and whistle-blowing in a bid to enhance epidemic prevention and control.

Feverish patients who voluntarily go to fever clinics of designated hospitals will be rewarded 1,000 yuan (about 142.9 U.S. dollars) each. Individuals who report feverish patients to the authorities will get 500-yuan bonus if the case reported is confirmed.

Township, village cadres and doctors will also get 500 yuan for every fever cases confirmed during investigation.

The incentive measures will be implemented until Feb. 18, according to an announcement made by the county government.

Fangxian is a national-level poverty-stricken county, with 27 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection reported by Saturday.