CHINA Radiologist drives 1,200 km to Wuhan to battle epidemic

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Radiologist drives 1,200 km to Wuhan to battle epidemic

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10:56, February 09, 2020

Huang Wei, a radiologist, drove 1,200 kilometers alone from Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, to a traditional Chinese medicine hospital in the epicenter Wuhan to support the tough battle against the novel coronavirus there last week.

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Jiangxia Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Photos from web)

Before leaving home in Dayi County, Chengdu, he said in his post, “One man's expedition. I might be the most special ‘Sichuan Army’.”

With three bags of diapers, his journey started on the night of January 31 and lasted 17 hours.

He updated a photo of the hospital building in Jiangxia District of Wuhan at 1 pm on February 1 on his social media account, informing his friends and family of his safe arrival and determination to win the battle against the epidemic.

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Huang Wei at work

On February 2, he was placed on a post in charge of CT diagnosis before 8 am and worked around the clock. According to his colleagues, as a designated hospital for receiving infected patients, the hospital made CT diagnoses for a maximum of 300 patients a day in the past few days.

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Huang Wei with colleagues

At 6:16 pm, he shared photos of himself at work and showed appreciation to his comrades for leaving him precious memories on social media. Both this single-handed hero and all medical workers fighting on the front line deserve respect.

(Compiled by Jiao Jingxian)

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