China's top health authority has urged tightened supervision over the clinical use of antibiotic drugs to contain drug-resistance strains, according to a circular.
China will intensify efforts to improve product quality for domestic consumption so they match the same standards and quality of those for export, Sun Dawei, head of China’s Certification and Accreditation Administration, said at a news conference.
As part of the national effort to defuse a demographic "time-bomb", China is very likely to introduce compulsory long-term care insurance to cope with ever-increasing care needs, particularly for the elderly who have a difficult time living independently due to age, illness or disability, said a national political advisor.
Li Bin, head of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), answers questions on health and family planning reforms at a press conference for the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 11, 2017.
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.
The second-child policy pushed China's total fertility rate up to more than 1.7 last year, an increase from between 1.5 and 1.6 between 2000 and 2015.
The deputy minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission says China is not facing a labor shortage.
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.