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5 injured by ‘Yolanda’ treated aboard Chinese hospital ship

A Chinese doctor attends to Flora Anadi of Alang-alang, Leyte, one of the five patients being treated at the Chinese Naval Hospital Ship Ark Peace which is currently on anchorage at the Leyte Gulf, some 45 minutes travel by Navy boat from the Tacloban City Port. (MNS photo)

A Chinese doctor attends to Flora Anadi of Alang-alang, Leyte, one of the five patients being treated at the Chinese Naval Hospital Ship Ark Peace which is currently on anchorage at the Leyte Gulf, some 45 minutes travel by Navy boat from the Tacloban City Port. (MNS photo)

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte (Mabuhay) – At least five people affected by super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) were the initial beneficiaries of medical assistance from the staff of a Chinese hospital ship that arrived in the Philippines Sunday.

The crew of China’s hospital ship “Peace Ark” immediately got to work on the patients brought via ferry.

One of the patients, Flora Anadi, 44, was operated on after she suffered a fractured knee.

Another patient, Michael Martillo, 19, was treated for appendicitis.

Martillo initially went to Metro Manila to seek treatment but could not immediately be admitted there.

On Sunday, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing had said the hospital ship is too big to be anchored at any port, so it had to be anchored 10 miles away.

Ma said the vessel has about 100 doctors to treat various medical conditions. (MNS)

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