Chongqing hosts medical training for healthier newborns

Updated: 2020-11-03



CQHCWC medical workers pose for a group photo after the free clinic on Oct 24. [Photo/WeChat account of CQHCWC)

A training class on prenatal screening and diagnosis for medical workers was held in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality from Oct 23 to 25. 

Hosted by the Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children (CQHCWC), the event is intended to improve the capabilities of prenatal screening, diagnosis and intervention to lower birth defect rates in the city. 

More than 200 medical professionals participated in the physical session at CQHCWC's branch hospital in the Ranjiaba area, while the live stream garnered over 3,000 views.

Local medical luminaries, including Zhang Zhijian, president of the Chongqing Maternal and Child Hygiene Association and Dan Yang, vice-president of CQHCWC, attended the opening ceremony on Oct 23. 

Specialists from the fields of obstetrics, pediatrics, fertility and reproduction gathered and discussed the latest concepts and developments in prenatal screening and diagnosis, genetic disorder treatment as well as birth defect prevention and control. 

The doctors also held a free clinic at the hospital on Oct 24 to provide consultation on genetic disorders.