Naval hospital ship wraps up Vanuatu tour

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/7/30 22:28:39

The Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace, which is on Mission Harmony 2018, left Vanuatu's capital city of Port Vila for Fiji on Monday after wrapping up its eight-day humanitarian visit to the South Pacific island nation.

During its visit from July 23 to Monday, Ark Peace provided medical teams to local hospitals, villages, communities, schools and the center for the disabled for medical treatment, health knowledge dissemination, anti-epidemic services and equipment repairs, while providing consultations and treatment onboard.

The ship provided consultations and treatment to 4,696 people and auxiliary examinations, such as CT scans, DRs, ultrasound and ECGs for 2,137 people and surgery 25 people, and admitted 22 patients.

Monday marks the 38th anniversary of Vanuatu independence. Vanuatuans warmly welcomes Chinese guests on the ship, saying that Ark Peace's second visit is the most valuable gift from the Chinese people to the people of Vanuatu.

Vanuatu's leaders attach great importance to Ark Peace's second visit. Both President Moses and Prime Minister Charlot Salwai met with the commanders of Mission Harmony 2018 and their entourage, visited the medical staff and local patients onboard, attended the deck reception, and expressed their appreciation to the hospital ship's visits. 

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