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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.

CPPCC spokesperson: More research must be undertaken for healthcare reform


CPPCC spokesperson Wang Guoqing answered a question on healthcare reform at the press conference of the Fifth Session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee in Beijing on March 2.

Smoking banned in hotel for delegates


The ashtrays and matches in the guest rooms at Jingxi Hotel, one of the designated hotels for deputies to the National People's Congress, have been removed this year.

Drug body to ease pain for foreign pharmaceutical firms


There is a huge market potential for drugs and more foreign pharmaceutical companies should tap the sector, Bi Jingquan, chief of China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), said on March 5.

NPC deputies’ remarks on the two sessions’ health topics


During the two sessions, NPC deputies and CPPCC members gave their remarks on chronic disease prevention.

Shandong launches rare disease registration


Shandong province recently launched a rare disease registry.

Schools to teach more about TCM


China will promote traditional Chinese medicine's culture and skills in primary and middle schools to help preserve knowledge of the ancient medical treatments, the country's top TCM chief said on March 2.

Press conference on health and family planning reforms held in Beijing


Li Bin, head of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), Wang

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