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Male nurses in demand as caregivers for elderly

By Yang Yao | China Daily | Updated: 2013-12-23 07:25

Care services for the elderly are suffering a severe shortage of male nurses, industry insiders revealed.

Official data shows there are 330,786 caregivers at care homes nationwide, yet less than 15 percent are men.

"There's a great imbalance," said Yang Genlai, deputy director of elderly care at the Ministry of Civil Affairs' Vocational Skills Identification Guidance Center.

Male nurses in demand as caregivers for elderly

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