Quanzhou medics return in triumph from Wuhan

Updated: Mar 25, 2020 L M S

East China’s Fujian province’s first medical team assisting the city of Wuhan returned in triumph to Fuzhou, capital of the province on March 22. The 137 team members were detached on Jan 27 to help prevent and control the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, in China’s Central Hubei province.


Fujian province’s first medical team arrives in Fuzhou by charter flight. [Photo/qzwb.com]

Out of the medical team, 17 medics were from Quanzhou, a port city in the province, including nine from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University and eight nurses from the Quanzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Quanzhou Guangqian Hospital and Quanzhou Jinjiang Hospital of TCM.

Officials said they will now receive centralized isolation and observation for 14 days.

The medical team started treating the epidemic at the Central Hospital of Wuhan on Jan 29 and the assisted at the Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital on Feb 2.


Quanzhou medics pose for a photo. [Photo/qzwb.com]

As of March 23, after having spent 58 days working in Wuhan, the medical team had cured a total of 165 patients who were discharging from the hospital, with no deaths and infection of medics.

"Wuhan is a warm city," said Li Tingting, a nurse from Quanzhou Guangqian Hospital's respiratory medicine department and one of the leaders of the Quanzhou team.

"We have received many gifts from Wuhan, such as the heartwarming packages from its  citizens, “ Li added.


 A Quanzhou medic makes a gesture of determination and solidarity at Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital. [Photo/qzwb.com]

At present, Fujian still has a number of medical teams in Wuhan to help the fight the epidemic. From the province’s 11th dispatched medical team, 67 nurses from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University are still fighting on at Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital.