Hunan doctor's skills, dedication praised in Sierra Leone

Editor:Sharon Lee
Updated:2018-03-26 16:19:52

  双语丨大爱无疆 湖南援塞医生被点赞


  "His outstanding ability has made him a well-known person here," Kanu said in the letter.


  "He is a good Chinese doctor who devoted himself to his work. We really appreciate it that the Chinese government can send him, an excellent surgeon, to our hospital," said a letter written by Dr Alex Kanu, the dean of Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital, that was put on the desk of the Health and Family Planning Commission of Hunan Province Wednesday.

  而被他点赞的“good Chinese doctor”,是来自湖南省人民医院的普外科专家、急诊二科副主任,也是中国(湖南)第19批援助塞拉利昂医疗队队员之一的熊邦文。

  The good Chinese doctor is Xiong Bangwen a Chinese doctor who won respect and admiration in Sierra Leone for his extraordinary medical skills and dedication during his deployment in the African country.


  Xiong, a surgeon from the People's Hospital of Hunan Province, arrived in Sierra Leone with 19 other doctors in May 2017 to provide medical aid to the disease-ravaged country. Based at the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone, Xiong's daily routine there is packed with surgeries due to a shortage of staff members.


  On March 10, for example, a 35-year-old man who had suffered from acute abdominal pain for three days and had fallen into a clouded mental state was sent to the hospital. As the hospital was unequipped with modern medical facilities, such as a type B ultrasound scanner and CT scanner, a diagnosis couldn't be made.


  Based on the limited availability of sophisticated medical equipment, Xiong used his rich clinical experience to diagnose a volvulus sigmoid colon.


  After four hours, Xiong and his team managed to save the critically ill patient in the first sigmoid colon torsion necrosis operation performed in Sierra Leone. More>>

  Hunan medical team members to Sierra Leone are Lei Fengs 



  On March 18, the list of “Changsha Haoren·Lei Feng”Prize (meaning Honorable Models of Changsha city alike Lei Feng) winners was released for the first season of 2018. Liu Yurong, a physician and team member of the 19th batch of Chinese aid medical team in Sierra Leone and the deputy chief physician of Liuyang People’s Hospital won the dedication award.


  Liu Yushi said to the reporter through online interview at 3 am local time in Sierra Leone while he was on duty, March 16. He said that this honor belongs to all medical workers from Hunan to Sierra Leone. All of them are Lei Feng!" More>>


  The medical team not only provided medical aid, but acted as a bridge that built a stronger friendship between the two countries. More>>