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Shelters reveal flaws in child welfare

By Ren Ke, Cui Jing and Cao Guochang | China Daily | Updated: 2014-02-17 07:54

Experts call for insurance plan to protect children with disabilities

Just two weeks after the first temporary shelter for babies was established in Guangzhou in late January, nearly 80 abandoned infants had been collected from the safe haven.

Temporary shelters for babies allows parents to safely and anonymously abandon infants and consist of an incubator, a delayed alarm device, an air conditioner and a child-size bed. A person can place the baby in the shelter, press the alarm button and leave. Welfare staff retrieve the baby five to 10 minutes later.

Shelters reveal flaws in child welfare

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