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PLA medical team leaves for Pakistan

09-21-2010 09:49 BJT

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A medical team from the People's Liberation Army has left Jinan city in East China for flood-stricken Pakistan. It's where they'll help the victims of Pakistan's worst floods on record.

The 68 team members come from several PLA hospitals and disease control centers in Jinan city.

Their expertise includes maternity, pediatrics, dermatology, preventive medicine and disease filtration.

40 percent of the team participated in peace-keeping missions before and Wenchuan earthquake relief work.

Medical team leader Wang Baocheng said, "Female members account for more than half of the team. Considering the local situation, we have prepared over 80 tons of drugs and surgical tools."

Before leaving China, the team simulated the disease situation in Pakistan and carried out several epidemic prevention rehearsals.

The team will use more than 2000 kinds of medicines and surgical tools in Pakistan, seeing between 300 and 500 patients a day.

Upon arrival, the PLA medical team will build a field hospital and liaise with local authorities.

The PLA doctors and nurses will travel to visit flood victims in affected areas to ensure they have the best possible medical care.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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