Another group of Chinese medical doctors is currently on island to assist in the country’s health sector.
The group which consist of four doctors, Urologist Dr. Youqiang Fang, Ophthalmologist, Dr. Bin Liu, Oncologist, Dr. Zijun Zhen and Cardiologist Dr. Dexi Wu, arrived in Dominica on July 15th.
They were introduced by Chief Economic and Commercial Officer of the Chinese Embassy, Wang Quanhuo during a ceremony held at the Panda Restaurant in Roseau on Wednesday.
The members of the group, who are said to be volunteers, are attached to the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).
They will provide assistance in the medical sector in Dominica for one year.
Quanhuo said the Doctors will help to provide guidance to local Doctors and nurses during their stay.
“We require them to do some work there…some surgical treatments, (operations),” he said.
In a statement by Dr. Fang the Chinese medical team from Guangdong Province successfully performed an urethral stenosis dilation and bladder lithotripsy under urethroscopy for the treatment of a patient suffering from prostatic hyperplasia and anterior urethral stricture.
“The operation was a complete success,” he said. “And the problem of long-term bladder fistula was solved in one time, which significantly improved the patient’s quality of life in the future.”
He continued, “As we know, it was the first case in using urethroscopy for the treatment of urethral stricture in Dominica.”
To improve the health of the Dominican public, the Chinese medical team is planning to donate 24-hour holter monitoring and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring equipment which will be very helpful to diagnose arrhythmia, hypertension, hypotension and treat them.