News ID: 240079
Published: 1220 GMT March 11, 2019

China to scale up malformations aid

China to scale up malformations aid
XINHUA
Nurses take care of new-born babies at a care center for mothers and children in Qinhuangdao, North China's Hebei Province, on February 4, 2019.

China’s National Health Commission said Monday that financial aid will be provided to more children and minors with congenital malformations this year.

The program, first launched in 2017 to help impoverished patients, will be expanded to cover 31 provincial regions across the country, according to a circular from the commission, xinhuanet.com reported.

Under the program, patients at or under 18 from households with economic difficulties will be eligible for subsidies, which range from ¥3,000 ($446.4) to ¥30,000.

Official data suggest that more than 200,000 new-borns show clinically visible defects at birth annually in China, with most being structural congenital disorders.

 

   
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