Representatives of the World Health Organization have praised the medical and health work at China's quake-ravaged Sichuan Province. They said people injured in the earthquake were receiving good treatment and the anti-epidemic work was carried out in an orderly manner.
Representatives of the World Health Organization have praised the medical and health work at China's quake-ravaged Sichuan Province.
The group of four WHO representatives arrived in Deyang City on Friday. They inspected makeshift hospitals in regions severely hit by the quake, such as Mianzhu, Zundao and Hanwang to check out the overall situation of medical work.
The WHO staff praised medical workers for their dedication and selfless effort.
The representatives also inquired about patients' conditions and medical supplies at Deyang People's Hospital.
They took some time to comfort a little girl whose leg and foot were injured in the earthquake.
The WHO staff stressed that the focus of medical work in quake-battered areas has shifted from dealing with emergencies to the treatment of common illness and general epidemic prevention. They said the WHO and other international organizations will provide more aid to Sichuan during its recovery, especially with safe food and drinking water.
(CCTV June 9, 2008)