Online senior care platform launched in Southwest China

Updated: Aug 12, 2019 Xinhua Print

KUNMING -- An online platform centering on senior care has been launched in Southwest China's Yunnan province.

The platform provides information about nursing facilities for the elderly, analyzes the basic information about the senior citizens in Yunnan to better meet their demands and is connected to a call center. Online shopping services and mobile applications are also offered.

Yunnan's population is aging. By the end of 2018, the province had 6.85 million senior citizens aged 60 and above, said Wang Jianxin, deputy director of the provincial civil affairs department.

As of Aug 1,228 nursing facilities and community service centers had been connected to the platform.

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