Chinese Medical Team in Malawi cheers children on Int'l Children's Day

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MZUZU, Malawi, June 1 (Xinhua) -- A team of 8 members from the Chinese Medical Team (CMT) working at Malawi's northern referral hospital of Mzuzu on Wednesday celebrated International Children's Day by cheering children at the health facility's paediatrics ward.

The CMT members, together with the local medical staff at Mzuzu Central Hospital, celebrated the day in the morning after making ward rounds in the paediatrics.

A brief write-up on the event that the team shared with Xinhua described June 1 every year as the day that "reminds us to take good care of children".

"We wish all children a happy Children's Day; we wish them the soonest recovery, and that they stay far from diseases and grow up healthily," the write-up quotes the CMT doctor in charge, Wendy Ren, to have said during the celebrations.

"Doctors have no borders; love has no boundaries. Let's always be together and walk step by step along the way to fight for people's health," adds the event's write-up.

Mzuzu Central Hospital has since hailed the CMT members for the gesture, saying it "attests to the good working relationship that is there between the Chinese team and the Malawian team".

A medical officer in the paediatric department, Mphatso Mpando, told Xinhua that the hospital lacks specialist doctors and that the CMT fills the gap.

"In paediatrics we only have one specialist to cater for all the children that are referred to our facility from the whole Northern region.

"The Chinese medical team helps us in this regard by providing specialists that fill in the gaps in our health system," Mpando said.

According to the medical officer, the CMT is involved in diagnosing medical and surgical conditions, follow-up of patients and teaching.

Currently, a team of 17 Chinese medical personnel is working in Malawi's health facilities, including the country's main referral hospital for the central region, Kamuzu Central Hospital, situated in the capital, Lilongwe.

Other than offering technical services, the CMT has been supporting Malawi's health sector with various medical equipment including personal protective equipment (PEP) in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem

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