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Cuban medical team arrives in quake-hit Sichuan


Source: | 05-24-2008 09:56

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A 35-member Cuban medical team, including surgeons and orthopedists, arrived at the provincial capital of Chengdu on Friday evening. They brought 3 and one half tons of medicine and medical equipment, which were scheduled to arrive on Saturday.

A 35-member Cuban medical team, including surgeons and orthopedists, arrived at the provincial capital of Chengdu on Friday evening.
A 35-member Cuban medical team, including surgeons 
and orthopedists, arrived at the provincial capital of 
Chengdu on Friday evening.

The members are all professionals who have experience responding to natural disasters. They have participated in many international relief operations, including the Southeast Asia tsunami and the massive earthquake in Peru.

The team members were distressed after learning about the powerful quake in Sichuan from media reports, and they wanted to try their best to help with rescue work.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R Front) meets with members of the Cuban medical team at Huaxi Hospital in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 24, 2008. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R Front) meets with members of the
Cuban medical team at Huaxi Hospital in Chengdu, capital of 
southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 24, 2008. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)


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