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China’s rehabilitation centers reach 8,334

Updated: Dec 1,2018 2:25 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — As of the end of 2017, China had 8,334 rehabilitation centers for persons with disabilities, a blue book said.

The blue book, titled “Report on the cause for persons with disabilities in China (2018),” was edited by the China Disabled Persons’ Federation this fall. It was published by the Social Sciences Academic Press earlier this week.

The rehabilitation centers provide service for persons with visual disabilities, aural and speech disabilities, mental retardation, psychological disabilities, and autism, the report reveals.

There are 246,000 staff members working in rehabilitation centers, and 2,988 county-level regions across China have community rehabilitation service.

The coverage rate for basic rehabilitation reached 65 percent in 2017, 5 percent more than that of 2015.

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