Construction standard formulated, adopted for Perinatal Medical Center

Updated: 2019-10-11


The Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children -- in Southwest China's Chongqing -- announced it had formulated and adopted the top construction standard for its new Perinatal Medical Center, during the Second Yangtze-Rhine Neonatal-Perinatal Forum held at the CQHCWC on Oct 10, 2019.

According to CQHCWC officials, the standard was drawn up by the hospital, with reference to Chinese practice and the world-class construction standard applied in German perinatal medical centers.

Standards for such centers are divided into Class I, II and III. Officials said the construction of the Perinatal Medical Center in the CQHCWC would be at the level I, the highest standard.

In 2018, the CQHCWC, in cooperation with Professor Gerhard Jorch of the University of Magdeburg in Germany, began to establish the first German standard Class I perinatal medical center and neonatal research platform in Chongqing -- and build a clinical research team in line with international standards.

CQHCWC officials said that a Class I perinatal medical center can undertake complex, rare and special work such as diagnosis and treatment of critical pregnant women and neonates, as well as training of medical talent and medical scientific research.

Next year, pilot Class II perinatal medical centers will be established in districts and counties in Chongqing, officials added.

A German Class I standard perinatal medical center is the highest-level perinatal center in Germany, with a successful treatment rate for ultra-low birth weight infants weighing less than 1,000 grams of almost 100 percent.