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By Zhu Lixin in Wuhu, Anhui | China Daily | Updated:2017-07-12 07:22Couples in Wuhu, Anhui province, had complained that they had to go through too many registration and certification processes to get public services for pregnancy and neonatal care.Some documents covered prenatal health examinations, birth registrations and reproductive health services. Others dealt with so-called lying-in women – those resting in bed after childbirth – as well as newborns and young children.”A total of seven registrations and certifications were required to take advantage of the services, which last until a child is 6 years old,” said Zha Zhonghai, deputy director of Wuhus health and family planning commission. “The process of getting all the papers could take months.”Wang Yongzhang, chief engineer of Wuhu governments information office, said each piece of paperwork required three to five working days and could only be obtained from the local community service centers.It was not merely a matter of time. To get each piece of paperwork, a couple needed to provide a range of documents including identification cards, household registration booklet and marriage certificate.”Sometimes they failed just because they forgot to bring a certain certificate,” Wang said.Last year, the health and family planning authorities launched an online system to combine all family planning-related registrations into one through cooperation with the information office.Previous1 2 NextPrevious1 2 NextRelated StoriesWomen have devices taken out to allow second childChild mortality cited as major factor in lifespan inequality gapThe Only Child and its post-80s mom comes to BeijingMothers vitamin B levels during pregnancy may affect childs eczema riskTwo-child China promises better maternity servicesPhotosSinger Jolin Tsai covers fashion magazineHoh Xil: 51st world heritage site in ChinaMud splashing event held in E ChinaHebe Tien performs at If Plus World Tour in Beijing.Liu Yifei and Yang Yang pose for fashion magazineChinas Gulangyu historic intl settlement enters world heritage listTop ViewsMost PopularThe evolution of Hong Kong beauty cultureChinese faces shine at the Met GalaLooking into China’s regional culture through logosWelcoming back, Zixia FairyFemale celebrities featured in Chinese-style fashion photosChinese-style origins give vitality to domestic animationEditors picksChinese pop stars freestyle becomes instant buzzwordEmbrace the language of the future: EmojiVideoBritish menswear reinvents itself with Beckham in the leadUK menswear taps Chinas marketInternational food fiesta feeds friendsSpecialYearender: Major events in showbiz in 2014Food along the Silk RoadBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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