Karachi, July 29, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chinese Navy Hospital Ship ‘Peace Ark’ has arrived Karachi today. On arrival, the Chinese ship was escorted by PNS SAIF. The Ship prior reaching Karachi has visited Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica and other countries.
‘Peace Ark’ is a 300 bed hospital ship having a medical crew of 100 equipped with CT, DR colored Ultrasound, automatic biochemical analyzer, anesthesia, breathing machine and higher pressure sterilization disinfection machine.
The hospital ship consists of several specialized medical departments including cardiovascular, medicine department, general surgery department, orthopedics department, neurosurgery department, dental department and blood transfusion department. Peace Ark has 20 intensive Care Units and 8 operation theatres having room for 40 major surgeries simultaneously.
Medical specialists from Pakistan Navy will also accompany the Peace Ark staff during free medical camps. Pakistan Navy has also arranged seminars and professional discussions on medical topics with specialist teams of Peace Ark for mutual learning and benefit.
For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Directorate of Public Relations
Tel: +9221 2006 3210
Cell: +92333 217 1764 and +92300 217 1038