Chinese Navy hospital ship serves almost 6000 people

Locals are attended to by medical personnel of the Chinese navy hospital ship Ark Peace . Picture: JAKE CABANIUK

THE Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Hospital ship, Ark Peace, served some 5999 patients and conducted 30 surgical operations in Suva as of 4pm yesterday.

Director of Ark of Peace Ship On-board Hospital Zhang Xin urged members of the public to make use of the free medical service provided by the ship.

A medical team from the ship went to Vatulele Island by helicopter to provide medical services to the locals there yesterday as well.

Ark Peace has 120 medical staff and has 18 specialised departments.

The ship is berthed at the Suva Harbour and will leave for Tonga tomorrow.

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