Guangdong Friendship Delegation bringing medical assistance to Samoa

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Professor Weirong Chen, Deputy Director of ZOC, SYSU, checks the eyes for a Samoan patient during their November 21 to 22 visit in 2016.

Professor Weirong Chen, Deputy Director of ZOC, SYSU, checks the eyes for a Samoan patient during their November 21 to 22 visit in 2016.

A delegation from the Peoples Republic of China is visiting Samoa on 13-17 July.

The delegation is headed by Mme. Luo Juan, Vice Chairlady of the People's Congress of Guangdong Province. It is a Friendship Delegation bringing medical help for the people of Samoa.

In the group there are three Ophthalmology (eye) doctors and one nurse to provide free cataract surgery to Samoan patients at the Apia National Hospital in Moto’otua.

There will be a handover ceremony of medical equipment and medicine at 8:30am on  Saturday 15 July on the 3rd floor boardroom of N.H.S.

This will be followed by a review of eye patients who will have had surgeries on Friday, 14 July, by undoing their dressings. 

The Chinese Embassy is inviting the media to cover the ceremony and to report on how the patients will have fared after the surgeries.

 

Members of the visiting Guangdong Medical Delegation are: 

1. Ms. CHEN Weirong

Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center, Sun Yat-sen University

Deputy Director, Professor

2. Ms. ZHANG Xinyu

Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center, Sun Yat-sen University

Associate Professor

3. Mr. LIU Bin

Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center, Sun Yat-sen University

Associate Consultant Ophthalmologist

4. Ms. CHEN Aihuan

Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center, Sun Yat-sen University

Nurse-in-charge

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