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【China Ddaily】Medical workers from Shanghai leave for Wuhan

February 09, 2020      Author: Zhou Wenting

Medical staff workers of Ruijin Hospital Affiliated with the Shanghai Jiao Tong Univerity's School of Medicine say goodbye to friends and family members as they leave for Hubei province's Wuhan city, the epicenter, for medical support on Sunday. [Photo by Gao Erqiang / chinadaily.com.cn]

Altogether 136 doctors and nurses from Ruijin Hospital Affiliated with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's School of Medicine left Shanghai for Hubei province's Wuhan city, the epicenter, for medical support on Sunday.

The team compromises of 30 doctors, 100 nurses and six specialists of administrative management from the departments of critical medicine, respiration, infectious diseases and nursing. The youngest was born in 1997.

The hospital said that it received the call for a 130-member medical team from the National Health Commission at 8 pm the previous day, and the headcounts were snapped up before midnight.

Medical staff workers of Ruijin Hospital Affiliated with the Shanghai Jiao Tong Univerity's School of Medicine say goodbye to friends and family members as they leave for Hubei province's Wuhan city, the epicenter, for medical support on Sunday. [Photo by Gao Erqiang / chinadaily.com.cn]

Hu Weiguo, head of the team and deputy director of the hospital, said that this is an opportunity for all of them to experience personally the social responsibility for medical workers.

"The World Federation for Medical Education evaluated the clinical medical education at our hospital last year, saying it was impressed by our cultivation of medical worker's sense of social responsibility among our students," he said.

In the team, there are doctors with experience of going to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and Tibet autonomous region, a doctor who just got married in late January, a 25-year-old male nurse who postponed wedding and decided to tie the knot with his fiancée after returning from Wuhan.