China sends 1,500 more medical staff to quake-hit areas

May 14th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, May 14 (Xinhua) Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has sent 50 medical teams comprising 1,500 staff to the quake-hit areas in the country’s southwestern province of Sichuan, a defence ministry spokesman said Wednesday. According to the spokesman, staff from the PLA hospitals in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an in northwestern Shaanxi Province are flying to the disaster-hit areas for relief work.

With this batch, a total of 68 PLA medical teams will be operating in the quake-hit areas.

The ministry said cargo planes of the Chinese air force and civil aviation already completed three operations for sending manpower and aid to the disaster hit areas Tuesday.

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