In China Govt to improve mother, baby facilities

The country's National Health and Family Planning Commission urged the departments involved to take note.

  • Published:
Mother and child play

Mother and child

(The Telegraph)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

A guideline by the China National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) stipulated that by the end of 2016, all airports and main train stations in provincial capitals should have mother and child facilities.

The NHFPC stated in Beijing on Monday that “by the end of 2016, 50 per cent of all public places should have such facilities.”

It noted that by the end of 2020, all public places should offer mother and child facilities, including transportation hubs, business centres, hospitals and sightseeing and entertainment venues.

“Workplaces should also set up nursing rooms for breast-feeding staff,’’ the guideline showed.

The NHFPC urged the departments involved, including the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and local railway and civil aviation administrations to take note.

It added that the departments should also ensure sufficient funds to finance the building of the facilities and better operational supervision.