Chinese medical team arrives in Kuala Lumpur

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  • Sunday, 19 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: A team of medical professionals from China has arrived in Kuala Lumpur and will be assisting the country in fighting Covid-19 for the next two weeks.

Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian said the team, which was organised by the National Health Commission of China, comprised eight experts selected by the Health Commission of Guangdong province.

“They specialised in different fields such as respirology, intensive care, psychiatry, infectious diseases, data analysis, virology and traditional Chinese medicine.

“Some of them had joined the fight against Covid-19 in Hubei province, ” he said on the Chinese Embassy’s Facebook page yesterday.

The medical professionals were welcomed by Bai as well as representatives of the Health Ministry when they arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at noon yesterday.

The team, said the ambassador, would be in Malaysia for tentatively two weeks.

They will also visit Sabah and Sarawak to share their expertise.

“The Health Ministry and medical staff from all over Malaysia are set to benefit from these exchanges. We have full confidence in Malaysia’s fight against Covid-19 and we hope Malaysia will win the fight very soon, ” Bai said.

He also noted that the team’s arrival symbolised the great friendship between Malaysia and China, adding that the government and various entities in Malaysia had provided support to China in combating the pandemic since it started.

“Virus knows no borders, making this a common battle for all humankind. We need to be united to combat the virus effectively.

“The Covid-19 situation in China is now under control. China has since provided support to countries all over the world by sharing their experiences, and providing supplies and other assistance, ” he said.

The team, lead by Dr Li Jun, chief physician of the Integrated Chinese and Western Emergency Medicine and vice-president of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, said he was touched by Malaysia’s warm welcome.

“We’ve come here in the spirit of China’s hospitality towards Malaysia. We will make full use of our time in Malaysia and do what we can to assist Malaysia in fighting Covid-19 together, ” he said.

Meanwhile, at his daily press conference on Covid-19 yesterday, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said with the Chinese medical professionals’ experience in Hubei, the ministry would be able to share with them their current research on the virus strain in Malaysia as well as how they could enhance hospital services.

Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei, was the epicentre of the deadly respiratory disease in China.

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