Xiamen Airlines dispatches another 17 medical teams to Wuhan
Two more flights from Xiamen Airline with 17 medical teams were dispatched to Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, on Sunday afternoon, said the civil aviation administration.
The medical teams, which center on intensive care, are from Shanghai, Nanjing in Jiangsu province, Hangzhou in Zhejiang province and Qingdao in Shandong province.
Among the 17 medical teams, two are from Xiamen in Fujian province. Each guided by two leaders, 30 doctors and 100 attendants, among which the youngest is 21 years old, the two teams gathered medical staff from departments of intensive care, infection, pneumonology, pediatrics and neonatology.
Xiamen Airline acted the very moment it was informed of the mission, as well-trained pilots and planes at the best technological state were elected to complete the task, in a bid to safeguard the medical staff to the destination.
This is the seventh group of medical teams dispatched by Xiamen Airline, which has sent nearly 1,000 medical staff nationwide to Wuhan for battling the novel coronavirus, and has retrieved 199 stranded residents in Hubei province from Thailand and Malaysia and more than 1,500 stranded Chinese from the Philippines. It has also transported more than 15,000 medical supplies, which exceeded 150 metric tons and included respirators, preventive gears, preventive masks, clinical thermometers and medicines to above 40 cities across the nation, carrying goods and materials donated by overseas Chinese from more than a dozen of countries back to China.
On emergency and importance ground, Xiamen Airline is prepared to dispatch the third plane for transporting medical equipments and supplies carried by the medical teams, which surpassed the former two one's carrying capacity.
Huang Siyu contributed to this story.