Today is
Hot search: Jiading | Industrial zones | automobile industry
You are here : Home > Local

President Xi receives Jiading's overseas medical team

( ) 2013-09-23

A medical team from Shanghai's Jiading district – which took part in China's twelfth aid program to the north African country of Morocco – was named an "excellent group" for its quality service as China marked the 50th anniversary of its first overseas medical aid mission, on August 15.

In addition, President Xi Jinping recently met the team members at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

The team consists of 12 eminent doctors and they carried out their mission between October 2008 and October 2010 in Er Rachidia, Morocco. They overcame difficulties in communication, lifestyle and culture - and treated 42,464 patients, performed 14,100 surgeries, saving 187 lives - during their stay in Morocco.

The team also visited the country's Zagora province, an impoverished area with scarce health care resources, and doctors from Jiading cooperated with local health care workers to help them improve their medical infrastructure. The team also successfully treated patients suffering from diseases and conditions such as an ectopic pregnancies, cataracts and cryptorchism - a defect marked by the failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum.

The Moroccan people reportedly saw the Jiading doctors as "angels sent by Allah."



Guyi Garden becomes digital scenic spot

Guyi Garden in Shanghai's Jiading district was recently rated as one of the 21 Shanghai digital scenic spots by the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism, local media outlets reported on Jan 19.