Beijing to send medical team to Japan for disaster relief

17:12, March 14, 2011      

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In response to the earthquake disaster that struck Japan on March 11, the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau has established a medical rescue team with international standards and is ready to dispatch additional medical staff to Japan.

The 30-member medical rescue team established by the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau is made up of one leader, 13 doctors, eight nurses, three nuclear radiation protection specialists, two logistics support workers, two Japanese translators as well as one accompanying text editor and video camera personnel.

The members are from units such as the Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

A 9-magnitude earthquake hit the north of Miyagi in northeastern Japan on the afternoon of March 11. The earthquake triggered a large tsunami and spills of radioactive contaminants.

The Beijing Municipal Health Bureau has made all the preparatory work for disaster relief. The bureau has ensured rescue team members will maintain smooth contact with units and the supply of emergency equipment to make adequate preparations for any emergency actions.

It also paid close attention to the latest news about the Japanese disaster and has enhanced analysis and judgment on the disaster and disaster relief.

In addition, it established green channels in fields involved in the rescue efforts, such as foreign affairs, civil aviation and business, and it strengthened the 24-hour health emergency duty to guarantee all the services for the medical rescue.

The medical rescue team is now waiting for orders. They are ready to participate in the rescue work, such as medical treatment of the sick and wounded in the earthquake and tsunami disaster.

By Li Jia, People's Daily Online

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