The guideline specifies efforts to advance the standardization of village clinics, and improve public health and basic medical care services; to further build the medical service system, employment and social insurance public service system; and to improve social service provision at the village level.
The COVID-19 vaccines produced by China are safe and effective, according to health officials and experts attending a press conference held by the State Council joint prevention and control mechanism against COVID-19.
China's COVID-19 disease control measures can effectively tackle the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Omicron, and existing vaccines can offer protection against the two highly contagious strains, a public health expert said on Thursday.
China saw its maternal mortality rate fall in 2021, dropping from 16.9 per 100,000 in 2020 to 16.1 per 100,000, the commission said in its annual report on the country's health development.
Life expectancy in China has increased by over 0.6 of a year to 77.93 years as health awareness and access to fitness facilities have been greatly increased in recent years, authorities said on Tuesday.