Huzhou wins provincial recognition for public health work | Updated: Jul 9, 2021


Volunteers offer charity clinic services for construction workers in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account huzhoufabu]

Huzhou in East China's Zhejiang province and all its administrative areas were rated as excellent in a provincial public health work assessment.

The city's main health indicators were deemed to have reached the level of middle- and high-income countries in the world.

In 2020, Huzhou was ranked first in Zhejiang in terms of the health level of residents in a provincial evaluation of cities' comprehensive development.

The average life expectancy of household-registered residents in Huzhou reached 83.3 years in 2020, attaining the level of advanced countries and representing an increase of 5.97 years compared with 2010.

The infant mortality rate was 1.57 per 1,000, while the maternal mortality rate was 6.03 per 100,000.

The reported incidence of class A and class B infectious diseases in the city was 124.68 out of 100,000, the second lowest in Zhejiang.

Huzhou has also been playing a leading role in the reform of public hospitals in the province. It has been ranked first in this regard in Zhejiang for three years in a row.       


An ophthalmologist teaches children how to take care of eyes in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account huzhoufabu]