Non-communist party to make proposals benefiting children

The local branch of a non-communist party plans to make proposals for children's safety during the upcoming Two Sessions.

The local council committee of China's non-communist party, Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang, plans to make proposals regarding children’s unintentional injury prevention and children in difficulty during the city’s Two Sessions to be held at the end of this month, the committee said Friday afternoon.

The committee is expected to file eight collective proposals during this city’s most important annual legislation event. Besides the two focusing on children, the other six pertain to Shanghai’s cancer medical center, countryside public culture service, recycling industry, free trade zone, external government legal advisers and Taiwan-funded enterprises.

According to the committee, one report shows that between 2010 and 2015, more than 54,000 children and teenagers aged from aged under 17 died annually from unintentional injuries like falling and traffic accidents. The Children’s Hospital of Fudan University received more than 40,000 cases on unintentional injury each year between 2014 and 2017, with over 2,000 children hospitalized annually.

It found not enough importance is given to the potential risks inherent in some toys, entertainment facilities, and household supplies and appliances. When accidents do arise, many parents have no basic first aid knowledge, the proposal said.

In the proposal, the committee suggests setting up a monitoring system on the unintentional injury of minors with the support of local government.

Professional institutions should be established to give education to parents, children and medical centers on recognizing the hidden security risks surrounding everyday objects.

Another proposal regards children in difficulty, and the committee calls for local residential communities to provide corresponding services via their service, cultural and neighborhood centers. 

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