Doctors and nurses that Jiangsu sent to Hubei Province to help contain the novel coronavirus epidemic have returned home in triumph. The 139-strong team that returned on Saturday afternoon includes officials from the Jiangsu Headquarters for Medical Assistance in Hubei Province and the medical team Jiangsu dispatched to Hubei’s Huangshi City.
Governor Wu Zhenglong greeted the doctors and nurses at the airport.
The airplane touched down at Nanjing Lukou Airport at 3:20 Saturday afternoon.
The medial team sent by Jiangsu to Huangshi City, Hubei Province, has played an important role in containing the novel coronavirus epidemic or COVID-19.
Huangshi has reported no new confirmed cases and the last confirmed case in Yangxin County was discharged from hospital on March 17.
The doctors and nurses from Jiangsu were also assigned to local hospitals in Huangshi to help restore normal medical order, and training on the prevention of nosocomial infection.
Wu Zhenglong said the doctors and nurses from Jiangsu displayed their expertise and care in the fight against COVID-19 in Huangshi, Wuhan and the entire Hubei.
The medical teams from Jiangsu have become the role models for all the people in Jiangsu, he added.
He hoped that the doctors and nurses will have a good rest before resuming work in their hospitals.
Lu Xiang, deputy commander-in-chief of the Jiangsu Headquarters for Medical Assistance in Hubei Province, said the doctors and nurses form Jiangsu have lived up to the expectations of the Party and the people in Hubei and Jiangsu. Lu returned to Nanjing on Saturday.
Hui Jianlin, commander-in-chief of the Jiangsu Headquarters for Medical Assistance in Hubei Province, also returned on Saturday. Hui is the vice governor of Jiangsu.
The first batch of 709 medical workers from Jiangsu returned to Nanjing on March 17.
The second batch of 350 doctors and nurses returned on March 19.
The doctors and nurses from Jiangsu were tasked with treating the confirmed cases of coronavairus infection in Wuhan and Huangshi, Hubei Province.
China started in mid-March a phased withdrawal of medical workers sent to aid medical treatment in Hubei Province, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, in a sign that the epidemic has been brought under control in the country and its hardest hit region.
China sent 346 medical teams and more than 42,600 medical workers to help with the medical treatment in Hubei Province, according to the National Health Commission.