PUTH rescue team ready to go to Japan for nuclear radiation emergency
Peking University, Mar. 24, 2011: As the second clinical department of Chinese Center for Medical Response to Radiation Emergency (CCMRRE), Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH) undertakes the crucial mission of medical treatment of radiation emergency.
After a strong earthquake hit Japan on March 11, PUTH started the contingency plan immediately at the request of Chinese Center for Medical Response to Radiation Emergency. Out of humanitarian spirit, PUTH established a rescue team with eight medical staff from six departments ready to go to Japan.
According to the requirement of CCMRRE, PUTH will make full preparations for the rescue work in Japan, including all the necessary equipments and medicines. The leaders of PUTH thought highly of the establishment of this rescue team. PUTH Deputy Director Liu Xiaoguang said at the training meeting on Mar. 14, that the team of PUTH was a mature one, was one that had gone through many challenges, and one that could carry out the international rescue work in very complicated situations. He hoped that though faced with difficulties like unfamiliar surroundings and language obstacles, each member of PUTH team could obey the order, help each other, and keep in touch, thus proving the outstanding work ability of Chinese medical staff and showing the good spirit of PUTH.
To promote the communication and coordination between team members, Liang Li, Deputy Director of the Radiation Oncology Dept.& Radiology Dept., was appointed as the team captain, and Wang Shenglin, who was the Deputy Director of Orthopedic Dept. and once participated in the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake relief, was appointed as vice captain of the rescue team.
In order to conduct well the rescue work of radiation emergency in Japan, PUTH organized tow sections of training in the meeting: one was about injury emergency by Tian Yun who participated twice as a captain in earthquake medical relief; another was about medical assistance and management of nuclear radiation emergency in regard to the nuclear accident in Japan by Doctor Zhang Zhaohui from Radiation Oncology Dept..
After the meeting, the team was given other trainings on how to use rescue equipment and how to wear exposure suit. Eight members of the rescue team were also trained on foreign social etiquette and other notices on Mar. 16 at CCMRRE before their departure for Japan.
Translated by: Cao Yixing
Edited by: Chen Miaojuan
Source: PKU News (Chinese)