China has built 829 pneumoconiosis rehabilitation stations in 28 provinces

Release time:2024-05-07Visits:40Ruthor:admin

Relying on township health centers and community health service centers, China has built 829 pneumoconiosis rehabilitation stations in 28 provinces. From 2021 to 2023, more than 1.2 million pneumoconiosis patients were provided with nearby and free rehabilitation services.

This is the information that the reporter learned from the press conference of the National Health Commission on the 25th.

Wang Jiandong, Deputy Director of the Occupational Health Department and First level Inspector of the National Health Commission, introduced at a press conference that in recent years, the country has actively carried out monitoring to prevent poverty due to illness, including pneumoconiosis as one of the 30 major disease treatment items, in order to maintain the continuity and stability of relevant treatment policies for pneumoconiosis patients who cannot clearly identify their responsible parties. At present, the treatment rate of the three types of households included in the monitoring scope, namely those who are unstable in poverty alleviation caused by pneumoconiosis, those who are prone to poverty on the periphery, and those who experience sudden severe difficulties, is over 99%.

Pneumoconiosis is the most reported occupational disease in China, but there are still many patients with pneumoconiosis who are difficult to diagnose as occupational pneumoconiosis. In response to issues such as difficulty in confirming patient labor relations, in accordance with the Occupational Disease Prevention and Control Law and the Management Measures for Occupational Disease Diagnosis and Identification, the health administrative department shall conduct investigations in accordance with the law and urge employers to provide relevant information.

It is reported that in the next step, the National Health Commission will work with relevant departments to promote the formulation and introduction of more assistance and protection policies for pneumoconiosis patients in local areas, in order to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of workers in occupational health.