Review Meeting on Death Cases of Children under 5 was Held in Beijing
From:Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning


On May 9, 2018, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning organized the “Review Meeting on Death Cases of Children under 5” to review the typical cases of preterm infant death, which is the first cause of death in children under 5 in Beijing in 2017. Wang Kerang, Director of the Division of Children's Health of Women and Children Department of the National Health Commission, Xi Shuyan, Director of the Department of the Elderly, Women and Children of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, and Professor Wang Yanping from the National Maternal and Child Health Surveillance Office attended the meeting. Review experts were from the field of obstetrics, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care centers and other fields.

The review meeting focused on the rescue of premature infants. The review experts listened to reports, reviewed medical records, and interactively asked questions about the medical institutions. They analyzed their work in the high-risk maternal health, special treatment during delivery, and recovery rescue of newborns, rehabilitation, diagnosis and treatment of preterm infants, and cooperation with infants during the treatment of critically-preterm infants. They also systematically reviewed and analyzed the links between diagnosis, treatment, referral, feeding and nursing of death cases to identify problems in management and technology and put forward targeted interventions.

It was found in the death cases review that the pediatric departments of some primary medical institutions have yet to be improved in terms of diagnosis, treatment, referral, departmental cooperation and management. In the next step, a special training session will be held in Beijing to carry out training on the prevention and control of premature child health care and child deaths. We will continue to improve the prevention and control of child deaths in the city, improve the treatment capacity of medical institutions, and reduce the deaths of infants and children under 5.