The Chinese embassy in Cairo and the Chinese Culture Center donated laptops, school bags, stationery and toys Wednesday to Children Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE 57357).
Wu Jingya, the wife of the Chinese ambassador to Egypt, submitted the donations to the information technology department of the hospital on behalf of the two Chinese institutions and took a tour around the hospital to talk with children patients and gave them gifts and toys.
Inaugurated in July 2007 with an initial cost of 300 million Egyptian pounds (54.35 million US dollars), CCHE 57357 is the largest children's cancer hospital in the world.
"We thank China for these donations and the laptops will be used to develop the medical services," said Khaled el-Nori, the head of the operating and quality department of the hospital.
"We hope that the visit of the Chinese delegation will not be the last one," Khaled added.
For her part, Wu expressed her pleasure of visiting the hospital.
"The hospital is an excellent example of humanitarianism and I wish that it will be better and better," she said, adding that "We will help the hospital in various ways in the future."
The donation is part of the "Ramadan Charity", a yearly event held by the Chinese embassy in Cairo.(1 US dollar = 5.52 Egyptian pounds)
(Xinhua News Agency September 17, 2009)