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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Chinese hospital ship "Peace Ark " leaves Myanmar
2013年09月05日 | Editor: Xu Rui | Source: Xinhua  
MYANMAR-YANGON-CHINESE HOSPITAL SHIP-ARK PEACE-LEAVING
People wave to Chinese hospital ship "Ark Peace" when it leaves at Thilawa 
Port in Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 3, 2013. The hospital ship ended its six-day 
visit to Myanmar's Yangon and left Thilawa Port for the next stop. (Xinhua/U Aung)
MYANMAR-YANGON-CHINESE HOSPITAL SHIP-ARK PEACE-LEAVING
Myanmar Naval officials wave to Chinese hospital ship "Ark Peace" when it leaves 
at Thilawa Port in Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 3, 2013. The hospital ship ended its 
six-day visit to Myanmar's Yangon and left Thilawa Port for the next stop. (Xinhua/U Aung)
MYANMAR-YANGON-CHINESE HOSPITAL SHIP-ARK PEACE-LEAVING
Commander of Chinese hospital ship "Ark Peace" Shen Hao (L Front) shakes 
hands with Myanmar Naval officials at Thilawa Port in Yangon, Myanmar, 
Sept. 3, 2013. The hospital ship ended its six-day visit to Myanmar's Yangon 
and left Thilawa Port for the next stop. (Xinhua/U Aung)
MYANMAR-YANGON-CHINESE HOSPITAL SHIP-ARK PEACE-LEAVING
Commander of Chinese hospital ship "Ark Peace" Shen Hao (C) speaks to 
media at Thilawa Port in Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 3, 2013. The hospital 
ship ended its six-day visit to Myanmar's Yangon and left Thilawa Port for 
the next stop. (Xinhua/U Aung)

YANGON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark left Thilawa 
Port of Yangon Tuesday to continue its tour to Indonesia to launch its 
medical services there after ending its six-day visit to Myanmar.

The hospital ship medical staff were generally welcomed and praised by 
local residents and Myanmar military troops due to the medical services 
they provided during the visit.

During their stay in Yangon, the "Peace Ark" hospital ship opened 31 
special departments and served as the main platform.

It received a total of 3,190 outpatients, accomplished 77 surgical operations, 
hospitalized 49 in-patients, provided special examinations to 2,766 people 
as well as offered health check-up examinations for 250 persons from civilian, 
military officers, Chinese Embassy staff and overseas Chinese.

In addition, the hospital ship sent a medical team to Myanmar National Defense 
Women and Children Hospital, Thanlyin People's Hospital, Kyauktan People's 
Hospital and Chinese Commercial Center and provided treatment to 2,982 people.

The medical teams were also sent to a primary school and an orphanage school in 
Thanlyin to conduct health care and cultural activities with them.

"Our current visit by Hospital Ship Ark Peace has indeed achieved the purpose 
of strengthening the mutual understanding, promoting cooperation and developing
the friendship. And also we have realized our sincere wish to serve Myanmar people 
heartily and carried forward the international humanitarianism," said Commander Shen 
Hao who is also the former Deputy Chief of Staff of the East Sea Fleet of the Chinese 
Navy Rear Admiral.

The hospital ship set sail from Chittagong Port of Bangladesh on Aug. 26. By far, 
"Ark Peace" has visited six destinations including Brunei, Maldives, Pakistan, India, 
Bangladesh and Myanmar during the mission.

"Ark Peace" is the first indigenous maritime hospital, with full load displacement 
over 10,000 tons.

The hospital ship has 300 beds, 20 ICUs, eight surgical operating theaters, 
and is capable of accommodating 40 major surgeries a day.

The medical equipment on the ship is on a par with that in China's top-level 
hospitals.

Source: Xinhuanet, Ch.

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