China’s maternal and child mortality rates fall to historically low levels: Report

Beijing, May 30: China’s maternal and child mortality rates have both fallen to historically low levels, the National Health Commission said Monday.

In 2021, China recorded a maternal mortality rate of 16.1 per 100,000, said Song Li, head of the Commission’s Maternal and Child Health Department.

At the same time, mortality rates for infants and children under the age of five fell to five per 1,000 and 7.1 per 1,000, respectively, both of which fell to record lows, Xinhua News Agency quoted Song.

According to the Commission, maternal mortality and infant and child mortality under the age of 5 are 38%, 58% and 54% lower than they were 10 years ago, respectively. US visits UN human rights officer Michelle Bachelet to blame China for “restrictions, operations”..

Song said the country has made remarkable achievements in building medical mechanisms for women and children, improving related health services and ensuring equal access to these services.

There are 3,032 maternal and child medical institutions, 793 maternity hospitals and 151 children’s hospitals nationwide.

The number of obstetricians / gynecologists and pediatricians in Japan has increased to 373,000 and 206,000, respectively.

With improvements in the health system, Chinese people are now enjoying more equal access to maternal and child health services, Song said, adding that the proportion of women giving birth in hospitals has remained above 99 percent in recent years. rice field.

(The above story was first published on May 30, 2022 at 4:03 pm IST. Log on to our website for news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle. please.

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