The fourth batch of Chinese Red Cross (CRC) foreign aid medical teams has left for Pakistan to conduct a six-month humanitarian medical assistance service in Gwadar. The team including medical experts, nurses and staff for laboratory, internal medicine was organized by Hushan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University and Beijing 999 Emergency Center.
The fourth batch of medical teams sent this time will replace the third batch of medical teams and begin a six-month medical service, according to official sources on Sunday. The batch of foreign aid medical teams consists of five people from Huashan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University, Beijing Red Cross Society 999 Emergency Center and Hubei Red Cross Society.
The China Red Cross Society and the National Health and Health Commission jointly held a pre-emptive mobilization meeting for the medical team. Ding Yang, researcher from the International Division of the National Health and Health Commission, and Ren Hao, director of the China Red Cross Society, and the China Red Cross Foundation Vice President Liu Xuanguo and other symposiums attended the mobilization meeting and expressed their enthusiasm for the team members.
Hai Liman, Director of the Bilateral Division of the Liaison Department of the China Red Cross Society, led the fourth batch of China Red Cross foreign aid medical teams to Pakistan to guide the handover of the third and fourth batches of medical teams, and to discuss with the Pakistan Red Crescent. The follow-up work of the medical team was carried out.
The China Red Cross Society and China Red Cross Foundation established a fund in February 2017 under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to jointly launch an international humanitarian assistance. The fund’s first public welfare project, the China-Pakistan Emergency Medical Center was completed in Gwadar Port, in Pakistan. The steel structure and medical equipment of the center are donated by Chinese enterprises. The medical personnel are selected by the Chinese Red Cross Society and the National Health Committee from the doctors of the cooperative hospital.