CHINA Chinese health authority dispatches medical response group to flood-hit Henan

CHINA

Chinese health authority dispatches medical response group to flood-hit Henan

Xinhua

14:51, July 22, 2021

BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- China's National Health Commission has dispatched a working group to reinforce emergency and medical response efforts in central China's Henan Province, which has been ravaged by heavy rainfall and flooding.

Photo taken on July 21, 2021 shows the scene after flood in Mihe Town of Gongyi City, central China's Henan Province. (Photo: Xinhua)

Comprised of public health experts, the working group is tasked with instructing and assisting on-site medical response efforts in Henan; defusing potential risks in the province's medical and healthcare institutions to ensure they function in an orderly manner; and enhancing mental health assistance and pandemic control in the aftermath of the disaster, the commission said.

The commission has also mobilized national-level medical response teams from six neighboring provinces, and they are prepared to aid disaster relief work in Henan, it said.

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