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Chongqing News

Medical members from Chongqing return home from Hubei safe and sound

2020-03-31 15:09:42

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Set off and come back safe and sound. On March 29, Chongqing's last batch of medical workers returned to Chongqing after aiding the fight againt the COVID-19 in Hubei Province.

At Chongqing Jiangbei Airport, two planes carrying the last batch of medical workers passed through the water gate, namely “water salute”.

At 16:24 on March 29, two flights OQ2098 and OQ2398 carrying 313 members of Chongqing medical team which was sent to support Hubei landed at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The fire engines that had been waiting on the tarmac spewed out a stream of water to form a “water gate”. Chongqing welcomes these medical members via “water salute”, the high level courtesy of the civil aviation industry.

The last batch of Chongqing medical workers arrived in Chongqing.

They were in white when they set off, and came back with applause and flowers.

Cherish each other and say goodbye. It was a farewell to the heroes.

On March 29, the last 313 members of Chongqing medical team went home. In the morning, many Wuhan citizens came to the hotel to see them off. “When an aunt saw us going out of the hotel, she shouted to us, ‘Thank you for coming to Wuhan to cure us, and thank you for your hard work in Wuhan,’” Fu Yueqiang, deputy chief physician of PICU of Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, said that there were no fancy words, but everyone can feel the friendship.

“As soon as we arrived in Wuhan, the resident hotel enthusiastically served our medical team. They tried make Chongqing-style meals for us every day and sent us flowers and fruits. Volunteers from the caring team always arrived on call, and sent us to work without interruption. Volunteers cut our hair for free.” Zhan Jing, a member of the Third Chongqing Medical Team and a nurse at Beibei Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital said she felt like being at home.

At Chongqing Jiangbei Airport, Chongqing’s last batch of medical workers returned safe and sound.

Fu Yueqiang stepped off the plane (Picture provided by the interviewee)

Even though there are thousands of words, it is not as warm as going home

900km, it is the distance from Chongqing to Wuhan. It is the scale of the epidemic journey, and the length of missing.

At about 16:40 in the afternoon, the cabin door opened. “Go home, we are home!” The medical team members walked down with small national flags and cheered. Fu Yueqiang, who was at the end of the team, is one of the third batch of Chongqing medical team which was sent to support Hubei and the deputy chief physician of PICU of the Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University.

After 57 days, Fu Yueqiang is obviously thinner than when he departed from Chongqing. But he could still feel the joy of going home. “At the moment when the plane landed, I felt so down-to-earth that I went home!”

Chen Jiao, a medical team member, made a victory gesture towards the camera

At the exit of Jiangbei Airport, a man hoped to catch a glimpse of his wife as the buses passed.

So far, all the1,636 medics have returned home

Go without regret, come back safe and sound.

The team members returned to Chongqing on that day, including 307 medical personnel from 28 medical and health institutions in the city (county), 2 management personnel from Chongqing Health Municipal Commission, and 4 media reporters, involving the third, eighth and fourteenth batch of team members who were sent to support Hubei.

Since January 26, our city has dispatched 18 batches of 1,636 medical workers to help Hubei to fight against COVID-19 (novel coronavirus pneumonia) in Wuhan, Xiaogan, Tianmen, Jingmen and other places in Hubei, and fight alongside local medical staff.

At the exit of Jiangbei Airport, Mr. Liao held his four-year-old son as he waits for his wife’s bus to pass. They have been separated for 46 days.

The medical team members left the airport under the escort of police cars and went to the designated hotel for rest.

According to the unified deployment of the central government, Chongqing medical support team in Hubei started to evacuate from Hubei in an orderly manner on March 18, with the last batch of 313 members arriving in Chongqing. So far, Chongqing medical team successfully completed the task of supporting Hubei to fight against COVID-19 epidemic, and achieved the goal of “Winning the battle for the patient and the zero-infection of the medical staff”.

Medical team members waved to thank airport staff who greeted them.

As of March 26, a total of 4,299 patients have been managed, including 447 severe patients, 128 dangerously ill patients, and a total of 2494 discharged from the hospital. A total of 4,357 patients were nursed, and 9,576 local medical personnel were trained.

The mission has been finished. All the heroes have returned home, and life will be as usual. (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:Jiang Yiwei