Only few postpartum care centers meet regulations


TAIPEI — Most postpartum care centers surveyed by the Cabinet level Department of Consumer Protection fail to abide by the regulations, according to the survey results released yesterday.

The survey found that 21 of the 24 centers polled in six cities and counties had irregularities in their public safety facilities or contracts, said department official Wang Te-ming.

Only two of them were completely legal, while another had closed, Wang said.

The most common public safety problems with the centers, which have become popular among pregnant women, were blocking of emergency exits or unclear marking of fire emergency equipment, Wang added.