Deeds benefit residents of Shanxi
Villagers watch a free art show in Qingxiang village, Linfen city, Shanxi province. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]
Looking back on 2022, the Shanxi Provincial Government has surpassed expectations in all 12 civil affairs it set out to complete and continued to improve people's well-being.
1. Vocational skill upgrading training program
By the end of November 2022, Shanxi had trained 606,900 people and become home to 430,400 new skilled talents and 129,000 highly-skilled talents.
2. Free prenatal screening and diagnostic services for pregnant women
By the end of December 2022, 209,739 prenatal screenings were completed in Shanxi with 16,219 high-risk pregnant women screened, while 93.41 percent of high-risk pregnant women were referred to professional medical institutions.
3. Suspected disabled persons diagnosis and assessment, rescue rehabilitation assistance services for children with disabilities
By the end of December 2022, 2,550 children aged 0-6 with positive initial screening results had received disability screening and diagnosis services; 52,743 suspected disabled people received disability assessments; and 8,327 children received cochlear implant surgery, limb orthopedic surgery, basic assistive device adaptation, or rehabilitation training.
4. Free legal consultation and aid for special groups
As of the end of December 2022, 555,036 legal consultations had been answered, and the satisfaction rate of the consultants stands at 99.99 percent; while 16,615 legal aid cases for special groups were accepted and 13,691 were closed.
Maternal and infant nursing workers receive vocational training in Xinzhou. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]
5. Public culture program
In 2022, Shanxi carried out 4,505 activities under 20 provincial-level public cultural service brands; 4,000 rural cultural and art performance teams conducted 135,900 performances in rural areas; and 13,068 opera and drama performances were held in rural areas.
6. Urban senior care and happiness projects
As of the end of December 2022, Shanxi had finished 30 urban senior care and happiness projects, with 26.58 million yuan ($3.93 million) in provincial subsidies disbursed.
7. Incentives for voluntary elevator installation in existing residences
As of the end of December 2022, Shanxi had started installing 641 elevators in existing residences, of which 519 have been completed.
8. Free premarital medical examinations
As of the end of December 2022, 141,061 out of 158,707 registered couples had received free premarital medical examinations. Medical guidance, referral for treatment and medical advice were given to those diagnosed with hereditary, psychiatric, infectious, reproductive system, and internal medicine system diseases.
Students eat lunch at a primary school in Taiyuan. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]
9. Equipping automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in crowded public venues
As of September 20, 2022, 800 AEDs had been put into use in densely populated public venues, and special training related to AEDs has been offered.
10. Outdoor workers' rest stations
At the end of July 2022, 300 outdoor workers' rest stations had been built and put into use.
11. Full coverage of rural delivery and logistics services
By the end of October 2022, 91 counties and county-level cities had established rural distribution networks, with 911 township service stations and 16,094 administrative village service stations set up.
12. Lunch safety project for urban primary school students
By the end of November 2022, the project had been implemented in 175 schools in 10 cities with investment of 20.65 million yuan from provincial financial departments.