The 12th Chinese medical team to assist PNG returns to Chongqing
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The 12th Chinese medical team to assist Papua New Guinea (PNG) has fulfilled its duties and returned to Chongqing safely on October 16.
At noon on that day, 10-year-old twin brothers Liu Mingzhuo and Liu Mingshuo held a hand-painted sign saying "Welcome home, Dad" and waited for their father at the airport. Not far away from the boys, 11-year-old Gao Haoran was quietly waiting for his mother, holding 99 roses in his hands.
“I miss you so much, Mum.” “You’ve worked hard, Dad.” When the 12th Chinese medical team members arrived at the arrival hall of the airport, their family members and colleagues could not wait to hug them and shake hands with them. The children also told their parents how much they missed them.
Led and sent by Chongqing University Cancer Hospital, the 12th medical team consists of medical workers from the Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing People's Hospital, the Chongqing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chongqing Medical and Pharmaceutical College, the Chongqing Municipal Health Service Center, and the People’s Hospital of Changshou, Chongqing. The team departed on July 22, 2022. After carrying out a 15-month national foreign aid mission at Port Moresby General Hospital, the team returned to China on October 16, 2023.
The 12th Chinese medical team to PNG has received a total of 31,510 clinical cases, guided 1,276 surgeries, treated 5,695 patients with Chinese medicine, trained more than 300 local medical personnel, and developed more than 50 new technologies, according to the Chongqing Municipal Health Commission.
(Translated by Yuki, Fathom Language Limited)