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Chinese team sets up hospitals in Pakistan

08-29-2010 15:11 BJT

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China's international rescue and relief team has arrived in one of the worst-hit areas of flood stricken Pakistan. The team has set up field hospitals to provide first aid to so many flood victims desperate for medical help.

Thatta is about 100 kilometers northeast of the provincial capital Karachi in Pakistan.

It's where 1.3 million people have been left homeless, 100,000 evacuated.

China's international rescue and relief team has arrived in one of the worst-hit areas of flood stricken Pakistan. The team has set up field hospitals to provide first aid to so many flood victims desperate for medical help.
China's international rescue and relief team has arrived in one of the worst-hit areas
of flood stricken Pakistan. The team has set up field hospitals to provide first 
aid to so many flood victims desperate for medical help.

Many of them are suffering health issues from the floods, including acute diarrhea and skin and respiratory diseases.

Zhang Liyan, Chief Medical Officer, Chinese Int'l Rescue & Relief Team, said, "I think it's eczema, which is caused by the humidity and polluted, dirty water after the floods." (Reporter: Will the medicine you have brought with you help?) "Yes, it will. Come to our hospital tomorrow, we'll help him."

The Chinese team with 55 people, made up of doctors, experts and engineers arrived a few days ago, along with 25 tons of high-tech medical equipment and medicines.

It's the largest ever Chinese team sent to an international disaster zone.


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