Karachi, August 02, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chinese Navy Hospital Ship ‘Peace Ark’ is currently on a seven-day official visit to Pakistan to extend humanitarian medical services to the masses. To-date around 1800 patients have been treated onboard ship and at the medical camps established jointly by Pakistan Navy and Chinese medical teams at PNS Shifa.
Representatives of media were taken onboard ship today to visit the hospital. They went round various sections of the hospital and witnessed patients being treated there. They were also briefed about the medical facilities and modern equipment available at the hospital ship.
Talking to the mediamen the Commanding Officer of the ship said that Pakistan and China have long standing friendly ties and navies of the two countries also enjoy deep rooted cooperation. He apprised that as a part of “Mission Harmony”, the ship is on eight Asian countries visit including Pakistan, Maldives, India, Myanmar and Indonesia.
‘Peace Ark’ is a 300 bed hospital ship having a medical crew of 100 equipped with CT, DR colored Ultrasound, automatic biochemical analyzer, anaesthesia, 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.
For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Directorate of Public Relations
Tel: +9221 2006 3210
Cell: +92333 217 1764 and +92300 217 1038