Sunday, November 24, 2013

China's Hospital Ship ReachesTthe Philippines

Chinese Hospital Ship Arrives, Docks Off Tacloban Story from the GMA NEWS:

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"TACLOBAN CITY - The Chinese hospital ship "Peace Ark" arrived in the Philippines and docked 10 miles off this city Sunday to give medical aid to those affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

"The ship is a hospital ship. It's very big, about 14,000 tons. It's too big to be anchored at any port so it's anchored 10 miles away," Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing told reporters.

She said that while the vessel is ready to treat patients, the patients have to be brought there via ferry.

Ma said the vessel has about 100 doctors to treat various medical conditions."

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