Li Chunyan, a village doctor in a mountainous part of Guizhou
Province, arrived in Shanghai on Saturday to express her
appreciation to Shanghai Hongkang Hospital, which donated 100,000
yuan (US$12,500) to establish two clinics in her hometown,
Shanghai Daily reported.
Li, a 30-year-old Miao minority woman, was named one of this
year's 10 Best Youths in the nation and CCTV named her one of the
10 people who moved China in 2005.
She has used her own savings to buy medicine for patients in her
clinic, where she has treated about 10,000 patients and helped
deliver about 100 babies.
Last year, she was hired as an honorary employee of Shanghai
Hongkang Hospital in an effort to promote her stories among local
doctors and nurses and sponsor her medical practice in Guizhou.
"The two clinics mean better places for patients to get
treatment. I also used the monthly 1,000 yuan subsidy from Hongkang
to pay for my patients' medication," Li said.
The local hospital promised Saturday to donate medicine to the
clinics and send a medical team to Li's hometown later this
(Shanghai Daily March 26, 2007)