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As relief work concludes, congrats, concerns voiced

MAY . 17 2013

Peking University, May 14, 2013: “The devotion of all the medical workers deserves our applause and respect. They did not only save lives, but were also bringing love, hope, and fortitude. It is always the values, emotions, and good will of people that go directly to the heart.”


Speaking at a summing-up meeting, Peking University Council Chairman Zhu Shanlu praised the PKU (Beida) medical relief team’s work at quake-hit area.


“Healing the wounded and rescuing the dying, Beida spirits were well manifested as in close connection with the nation and the people,” said Professor Zhu at the Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) meeting on May 10.


A PKU relief team set out only 13 hours after a 7.0-magnitude quake struck the Ya’an region in southwest China's Sichuan Province on the morning of April 20. At midnight, the first medical team of 27 PUHSC experts in fields including orthopedics, neurosurgery, and general surgery arrived at the scene.


The PKU relief teams carried out such works as surgical operation and establishment of hospital wards to save lives and restore order at the area. They accomplished their mission and returned to Beijing on May 1.


To build Peking University into a world-class university, all Beida people need to work hard and make a contribution to the Beida dream. The spirit of PUHSC will act as an impetus to move forward the whole university’s development, Professor Zhu added.


PKU Council Chairman Zhu Shanlu


Representatives of the relief team at the meeting


Also at the meeting, Zheng Bo with the Peking University First Hospital voiced his concern that more work should be put into controlling hospital infection.


Li Weishi, member of the team and physician with the Peking University Third Hospital, addressed the importance of holding on to the positive energy inside everyone’s heart.


“The disaster-relief expedition again revealed the pragmatic mind-set and swift implementation capacity at PUHSC. Those respectable medical personnel showed their true colors when the country and people are in dire need,” Ke Yang, executive vice president of the university and of PUHSC, said at the meeting.


Jiao Yahui, an official with the National Health and Family Planning Commission


Zhang Jianshu, an official with the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau


Executive Vice President Ke thanked China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission and Beijing Municipal Health Bureau for their long-time support. Jiao Yahui, an official with the commission, congratulated the team on their return in triumph and paid respect to all members and their families. Zhang Jianshu, an official with the bureau, praised the PUHSC and its medical team. “One can most certainly fulfill his or her own dream in the course of helping others realizing theirs,” said Zhang.


“'One for all, all for one’ is a way to the realization of the Chinese dream,” added Zhang.


List of members of PUHSC medical relief team to Ya'an:


Third Hospital: Li Weishi, Zhang Zhishan, Wang Gang, Ji Xiaoxu, Sun Jianjun, Zhang Jia, Song Jintao, Wang Tong, Shi Junbao, Zhuang Zhen, Bo Shining, Li Qiang, Liu Huiqiang, Zhang Juan, Xu Fei, Wei Bin, Zheng Kang, Huai Wei, Yang Xuesong, Wu Hua, Xie Rui, Feng Ying, Zong Shaojie, Duan Juntao, Xu Juan, Xue Lei, Yan Xinlong, Liu Xiaoguang, Zhou Mouwang


First Hospital: Li Liuyi, Zheng Bo


People's Hospital: An Youzhong, Yin Mujun, Zhang Dianying, Jiang Baoguo, Wang Tianbing, Kong Xiangyan, Xiong Jian, Wu Yinghong



Extended Reading:

Facing natural calamities, Beida people in action



Written by: Li Chiyang

Edited by: Jacques

Source: PKU News (Chinese)