Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / China / National affairs

China to further enhance medical treatment for critical pregnant women

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-01-07 18:06
Share - WeChat

BEIJING -- Starting this year, Chinese health authorities will launch an annual evaluation of the medical treatment services for women during the pregnant and perinatal period who are in critical conditions, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).

An evaluation scheme has been issued with an aim to guide local medical and health institutions to further improve their treatment system and enhance their capability of treating pregnant and lying-in women in urgent and severe conditions, thus better safeguarding maternal and infant safety, said the NHC.

The country reported a maternal death rate of 15.7 per 100,000 in 2022, down 2.5 percent from the year before, while infant mortality declined to 4.9 per 1,000, official figures have shown.

The NHC said the first round of evaluation will be completed before the end of September, and an evaluation mechanism for the medical treatment system and technology for critical pregnant women will be established by 2027.

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349