New Delhi: Kids suffering from asthma have some respite as China has agreed to promote use of peak flow charts on both physical paper and smartphone apps.
The alliance is joined by the State Clinical Research Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Beijing Children`s Hospital, Chinese Pediatric Society under Chinese Medical Association.
Professor Shen Kunling, head of the State Clinical Research Centre for Respiratory Diseases, said parents` knowledge, compliance with medicine instructions, and regular monitoring remain key to control childhood asthma.
Asthma is one of the most common chronic respiratory diseases for children. China has more than 6 million children with asthma. Nearly 30 per cent of them do not seek treatment in time and more than two thirds have reported asthma attacks.