Chinese hospital ship 'Peace Ark' begins medical service in Indonesia, winning praises from patients
Published: Nov 12, 2022 11:04 AM
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"I'm deeply grateful for the service provided by hospital ship 'Peace Ark,' which brings us health," said Eunice, an overseas Chinese from bogor, Indonesia. 

Eunice was one of the first patients that the Chinese PLA navy hospital ship Peace Ark received as it began its medical service on November 11 at the port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

The Peace Ark hospital ship attracted many visitors and they praised Chinese doctors for their "excellent medical skills" and "thoughtful service."

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Eunice is 60 years old. Due to her inconvenience in her legs and feet, she uses a wheelchair and she and her family drove 100 kilometers to the port of Tanjung Priok to participate in the welcome ceremony of the Peace Ark on November 10. 

Eunice came back early in the morning of November 11, hoping to see a professional doctor. Chen Feng, the deputy chief physician of the Department of Cardiology, made a detailed examination of her and gave a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment suggestion.

Another Indonesian citizen said that she brought her mother to see a doctor. Her mother had a heart attack, and she had been treated for a long time but had not recovered. 

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She heard from a friend that the Chinese PLA navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" was coming to Indonesia to provide medical services.

"I heard that the Peace Ark visited here back in 2013. At that time, many people went for treatment and finally recovered. So I came here this time, hoping to get treatment for my mother's heart disease," she said.

The whole dockside outpatient area was filled with local Indonesian citizens and overseas Chinese. At the door of the tent of each hospital department, a lot of people lined up. Under the scorching sun, the medical team served with care. Volunteers and nursing staff brought chairs for the elderly, women and children waiting in line. Many patients talked to each other about the Chinese military doctors and the "Peace Ark", saying they helped bring health and hope to the people here. "The hospital and the ship warm our world with love," said one patient.

On November 11, the "Peace Ark" provided medial treatment to more than 700 patients. 

Global Times