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Health data on par with West numbers

The incidence of serious infectious diseases in Shanghai was 120.9 per 100,000 of the population last year, remaining at a historic low level for the 22nd straight year, while more than 98 percent of patients with severe mental diseases were undergoing regular supervision and treatment, according to a public health conference.

All of the major local health figures have been on par with those of developed countries and regions. In 2018, the mortality of pregnant women was 1.15 per 100,000 people, and infant mortality was 3.52 per 1,000, also a historic low, the Shanghai Health Commission said yesterday.

The city further perfected its disease prevention and control system last year and established emergency and out-patient model departments in 28 comprehensive hospitals to improve pediatric capability at grassroots hospitals.

A new round of long-term chronic disease control schemes, targeting diseases like diabetes, were also successful. And the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis remained at a low level.

The city has bolstered its administration on vaccination. More than 90 percent of the information system of vaccinations has been revamped.


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