Chinese medical team treats 8,000 patients in Cambodia
KUNMING, June 10 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese medical team went to Cambodia and treated more than 8,000 patients in 20 days, serving rural communities in three provinces.
The team of 13 doctors, nurses and other health specialists, as well as nine volunteers arrived in May and went back to China Thursday.
The members of the medical team were from seven hospitals in southwest China's Yunnan Province, including specialists in cardiology, ophthalmology and infectious diseases.
The medical team also donated 40 ambulances with advanced equipment to Cambodia, and trained medical staff in the country, according to Lu Lin, deputy director of the Health and Family Planning Commission of Yunnan.
"Chinese experts worked more than 10 hours every day," said Ma Linkun, head of the medical team and also vice president of the Yunnan Fuwai Cardiovascular Diseases Hospital.
"The Cambodians warmly welcomed us, helping pitch tents and prepare food for doctors," she said.
The team was jointly organized by the Ministry of Commerce and the Yunnan Fuwai Cardiovascular Disease Hospital.
China also delivered 20 mobile clinics to Cambodia in May to provide on-the-spot primary care for patients living in rural communities.