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Medical personnel provide assistance with little rest (2)

By Huang Zhiling and Hou Liqiang (China Daily)

09:09, April 24, 2013

"I was panicking when more than 300 injured villagers came for treatment after the quake," Wang said. "But the doctors' arrival eased my mind."

It's not Shen's first time to participate in medical relief after an earthquake.

Five years ago, after the Wenchuan earthquake, Shen was still a doctor in Songpan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province.

Because of the landslide along the road, it took Shen four days to reach Wenchuan. And Shen worked there for half a month.

On Sunday afternoon, Shen received a phone call from his 5-year-old son, Shen Yichen.

"Dad, I miss you very much, and I hope you can come back home soon," the boy said.

It was the first call from Shen's family after he arrived because of the collapse of cell phone communications.

The situation in Longmen township makes it unclear when the medical teams can go home.

The treatment of injuries doesn't mean the end of work for Shen and his colleagues. Since Sunday, a lot of people have been coming to the hospital because of colds, coughs and skin problems.

"We didn't have a manufactured tent at first, so we put up a tent with polychrome cloth and slept on the ground. This makes it very easy to catch a chill and get skin itches. The lack of healthy drinking water and electricity makes the situation of the frightened people even worse," said Shen Binchang, a middle-aged villager.

Shen, the doctor, was joined by 11 other colleagues and two mobile clinic vehicles with X-ray and electrocardiogram machines on Monday.

"Before the mobile clinic came, we had to make diagnoses based only on our experience. The equipment makes our diagnoses more accurate, so many villagers got back in line again," Shen said.

Dong Ali, a 25-year-old nurse in the team who also participated in the relief efforts after the Wenchuan earthquake, caught a cold after she arrived. But Dong has continued to work nonstop.

"I was 20 years old and worked in People's Hospital of Wenchuan County when the Wenchuan earthquake happened. I witnessed how selfless people from other parts of the country are, especially my colleagues, to provide help to us. I can overcome the small difficulty I face," Dong said.

By now, medical teams from six hospitals have been working together in the tent put up in front of People's Hospital of Longmen Township and have offered medical treatment to 4,000 villagers.

However, Shen and his colleagues still face challenges. Medicine for diabetes and hypertension and antibiotics for children have been used up, while the narrow road to Longmen township, which is packed with heavy traffic, makes transportation a challenge.

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