The data was given by China's State Council Information Office.
It's a chronic and deadly lung disease caused by inhaling dust or small particles.
Li Bin, Deputy Director of the National Health Commission, was quoted as saying by Xinhua that the panel would beef up the prevention and treatment for pneumoconiosis in partnership with related departments.
Li also stressed concerted efforts to prevent pneumoconiosis patients from falling into or returning to poverty due to the illness, by means of medical insurance, medical assistance and living support.
The commission will also make efforts to safeguard labor health by improving legislation, government supervision and occupational health training, he said.
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