The Chinese Navy Hospital Ship `PeaceArk’, currently on a seven-day official visit to Pakistan for humanitarian medical services to the masses is continuing to perform its duties while docked at the city.
Until the filling of this report, around 1,800 patients have been treated onboard ship and
at the medical camps established jointly by the Pakistan Navy and Chinese medical teams at PNS Shifa, a Pakistan Navy statement said here on Friday.
The commanding officer of the vessel stated that Pakistan and China were old friends and navies of both countries enjoyed age old understanding.
He said that as a part of `Mission Harmony’, the ship is on visit to eight Asian countries’ which include Pakistan, Maldives, India, Myanmar and Indonesia.
PeaceArk is a 300 bed hospital ship having a medical crew of 100, equipped with CT, DR colored Ultrasound, automatic biochemical analyser, anaesthesia, breathing machine and higher pressure sterilization disinfection machine.
The hospital ship consists of several specialized medical departments including cardiovascular, medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, dental and blood transfusion. PeaceArk has 20 Intensive Care Units and 8 operation theatres, having room for 40 major surgeries simultaneously.