Those injuried in the earthquake have been flied out from Chengdu (成都) to all over China in order to reduce the burden on local hospitals and have better treatment. Local report says Guangdong (广东 Canton), which is about 1500 miles away from the epicentre, has taken 250 patients, many with serious injuries. They have been spreaded around several cities of the province. One city, Foshan (佛山), has taken 21 patients, allocated into two hospitals. One of them, Foshan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, has a bone fracture specialist unit. It’s possible there will be more patients from the earthquake area being transferred there.
Meanwhile local paper in Foshan has started a campaign to recruit a total of 200 volunteers and volunteering family to help.
22 May 2008