Childless couples get extra assistance

Updated 2017-03-03 10:30:33 Shanghai Daily

Shanghai parents who lose their only child will now receive preferential healthcare and free emergency assistance, the government said yesterday.

They can also call in domestic help and have medicine delivered 24 hours a day.

Families who lose their child will also get free accident insurance. In China, parents normally rely on children to look after them in their old age.

The Shanghai Commission of Health and Family Planning policy applies only to families with Shanghai hukou (household registration) or a residence permit.

The city has about 15,000 such couples. The program includes preferential housing.

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