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Doctor a hero to rural Xinjiang community

By Gao Bo in Urumqi | China Daily | Updated: 2014-04-18 07:23

In the Kazakh language, baerluke means abundant, rich and having all that's needed.

However, nomads herding cattle on Baerluke Mountain - located on the Chinese border with Kazakhstan in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region - have always lived with a shortage of doctors.

"Baerluke needs me," says Mei Lian, a doctor who has worked for more than 20 years in this region.

Doctor a hero to rural Xinjiang community

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