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Taking measures to control cardiovascular diseases


During the Two Sessions, NPC deputies and CPPCC members gave their remarks on chronic disease prevention. They thought that "Healthy China" has been positioned as a national strategy and chronic disease prevention and control is one of its key tasks, which should be a shared responsibility of the whole society.

Family planning commission 'satisfied' with birth rate


China's second-child policy pushed the fertility rate up to more than 1.7 last year, an increase from between 1.5 and 1.6 between 2000 and 2015, Wang Pei'an, deputy minister in charge of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, told a news conference on March 11.

Two-child policy needs multiple support


On March 8, Li Bin, minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission, vowed on a press release that the authorities will consider introducing more policies that could support more couples to have a second child.

Chinese hospitals to get 89,000 extra maternity beds


China will increase the number of maternity beds by 89,000 over the next three years to help hospitals cope with the demand resulting from the second-child policy, it was announced on March 8.

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