Hospital ship,”PEACE ARK” leaves Bangladesh for Myanmar



(ChinaMil) –Having successfully accomplished its visit and medicalservices in Bangladesh, the “Peace Ark” hospital ship of the Navy of the Chinese People’sLiberation Army (PLA) departed from Chittagong Port on the afternoon of August 25, 2013, local time, heading for Thilawa Port of Myanmar to launch medical services there.

During its 6-day stay in Bangladesh, the “Peace Ark” hospital ship received a total of7,048 outpatients and accomplished 84 surgical operations, making the highest single-day outpatient visits of 1,700-plus persons/times. Its average daily outpatient visitsaccount for one fourth of the total daily outpatient visits of the 60 local hospitals inChittagong city.

The hospital ship also sent a team of medical workers to a Bangladesh naval hospital formedical services and to the Bangladesh Naval Academy and a local school to hold healtheducation and donation activities.

Meanwhile, the “Peace Ark” also strengthened exchanges with local medical personnel.The Chinese naval medical workers on the hospital ship offered local medical personnelwith on-site guidance and technical assistances in two medical exchange activities.

The hospital ship provided physical examinations for 100-plus persons/times of the staffof the Chinese embassy and personnel of the Chinese-funded institutions.

In the past several days, the “Peace Ark” had become the focus of Bangladesh people andmedia. It attracted more than 40 reporters from 20-odd local media to cover itsactivities.

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