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A resident takes a kid to see a doctor at a poverty-relief resettlement site in Zhenxiong County of Zhaotong City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Sept. 24, 2020. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- A public welfare insurance program, designed to promote poverty alleviation, has benefited nearly 10.13 million people living below the poverty line since its launch in July 2017, according to a briefing on the program on Wednesday.

The program, launched jointly by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and private platforms including the Alibaba Foundation, aims to provide supplementary medical insurance to people aged between 18 and 60 from poor households across the country.

By the end of October, about 307 million yuan (about 46.8 million U.S. dollars) had been invested in the program, which had covered 80 counties in 12 provincial-level regions and settled 134,616 insurance claims, according to the briefing. ■

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