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Third Chinese medical team arrives in Pakistan’s Gwadar to provide medical assistance

   People's Daily Online   14:43, January 23, 2019
Third Chinese medical team arrives in Pakistan’s Gwadar to provide medical assistance

The third batch of the Chinese Red Cross foreign aid medical team, comprising of eight members, has now arrived in Pakistan’s Gwadar to provide humanitarian medical assistance.

The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) and the Chinese Red Cross Foundation established the Belt & Road Fraternity Fund in February 2017 to carry out Belt and Road international humanitarian assistance.

The fund launched its first public welfare project, the China-Pakistan Fraternity Emergency Care Center, in Gwadar in 2017. Enterprises in China donated the center's steel structure boardroom and medical equipment, and the RCSC selected medical personnel from its cooperative hospitals.

In September 2017, 12 medical staff members from the first batch of the medical team began their service, which lasted half a year. During their six months of service, they helped Pakistani residents and staff of Chinese companies in Gwadar.

The second batch also provided free medical examinations and health consultations for students, and medical training for over 100 members of staff in the port.

The center had received 2,302 Chinese and Pakistani patients by the end of December last year. It had also conducted 260 medical examinations for elementary students from a school built in Gwadar by China and the Gwadar Port Authority.

The most recent batch of medics consists of medical personnel from Huashan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University, Beijing Red Cross Emergency Rescue Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University and project staff of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation. (People's Daily Online/Shi Jiamin)