Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    20 / 5 ℃  City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

Expecting 200,000 "dragon babies," Beijing builds maturity hospitals

(Xinhua)

16:42, April 06, 2012

BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Beijing expects 200,000 "dragon babies" in 2012, the Chinese traditional auspicious year of dragon, twice the number born in the city in 2004, an official with the municipal health bureau on Thursday.

The municipal health bureau director Fang Laiying said Beijing is planning to build three maturity hospitals, but with no fixed time table, and set up a children's healthcare network in 2012, based on established facilities.

Fang also noted that his bureau will not sharply expand the scale of healthcare only for the "dragon babies."

The Chinese zodiac has 12 animals, each represents one year.

He noted that Beijing has enough hospital beds for the "dragon babies," but the only problem is that most pregnant mothers want to deliver babies in the triple A hospitals, which can't cater for all the pregnant women in the capital.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:王莉莉)

Related Reading

  1. Return of the dragon babies

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Storm pounds Buenos Aires

  2. 8th Dahe spring auto show held in C. China's Zhengzhou

  3. Thunderstorm hits Hong Kong

  4. China's own watch brand Sea-Gull prospers in decades

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Asia-Pacific countries should promote free trade
  2. Anelka cannot save Chinese football
  3. Quick stop to good progress in N.Korea
  4. EU urged to do Chinese companies justice
  5. A hard-earned, favorable turn for Syria issue
  6. BRICS mulls joint bank
  7. How far away are we from nuclear terrorism?
  8. Benefits, not values, define BRICS unity
  9. China slams Japan's move over Diaoyu Islands
  10. More efforts needed for enhancing nuclear security

What's happening in China

Xihu Longjing tea auction held in Hangzhou

  1. Lai Changxing stands trial
  2. Largest-ever feathered dinosaur discovered
  3. Stable jet fuel supply system needed
  4. Hackers find direct line to info
  5. Poor regions' 175 bln yuan health investment

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai