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PLA naval hospital ship to provide medical treatment to Latin American nations: spokesman


20:02, November 30, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Peace Ark, a Chinese naval hospital ship, is currently traveling to Latin American nations to provide medical treatment and operations for local residents and military personnel, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Wednesday.

"The naval hospital ship is now visiting Costa Rica. As of Nov. 28, medical staff aboard the ship have offered health check-ups to 3,192 people, received 10,824 outpatients and carried out 118 operations in the countries they have visited," Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said at a monthly press briefing.

"It is a friendly activity that adheres to the spirit of international humanitarianism," Geng said.

The ship set sail from the city of Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang province on Sept. 16, visiting Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago thus far.

The ship's first humanitarian voyage, titled "Mission Harmony-2010," took place last year. The ship toured the Gulf of Aden and visited five countries, including Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles and Bangladesh, to provide medical treatment to needy residents.


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