China to improve family planning service

Updated: 2013-01-12 21:38


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BEIJING - China planned to improve county-level family planning services with more investment in infrastructure, said the National Population and Family Planning Commission here Saturday.

Most family planning services at the county level are not properly equipped, said a statement from the commission.

According to the commission's estimation, the number of key medical instruments needed for pre-pregnancy tests, such as biochemistry analyzers, should at least double in a bid to meet the demand at family planning services.

Still a number of family planning services in rural areas failed to meet the national standards and 85 percent of them are located in Central and West China, the statement said.

By 2015, the country planned to add about 10,000 sets of medical instruments for the county-level family planning services and equip them with better service vehicles and housing, the statement said.