China openes 100-bed Ebola treatment center in Liberia
2014/12/10

From the night of December 5th to the noon of December 6th local time, the medical team of the Chinese People's Liberation Army at the treatment center had received a total of 3 suspected Ebola cases. This signals that the Ebola treatment center built and independently operated by China has officially begun to receive and treat Ebola suspected cases.

President Xi Jinping announced China's fourth round of assistance to West African countries in their fight against the Ebola epidemic on October 24, including the building of a treatment center for Liberia. Within just one month, the Chinese side has finished the planning, designing and constructing of the treatment center. A team of 163 medical workers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China was swiftly formed and sent to Liberia on November 15. On November 25, the Ebola treatment center built by China for Liberia was put into service in Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia.

Although a large majority of materials, equipment and other supplies have to be delivered from China, it takes us only one month to build the 100-bed modern hospital treating infectious diseases. It gives full expression to China's speed, standard and spirit, and the traditional friendship between China and Africa running through the past 50 years when we have been sharing weal and woe. More importantly, it is a vivid practice of the policy toward Africa put forward by President Xi Jinping featuring sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf attended the opening ceremony of the treatment center on November 25. She expressed her sincere gratitude to China for its selfless assistance, calling the treatment center a mark of amity between Liberia and China.

The international community is still fighting against the Ebola epidemic. The Chinese side is ready to work together with the international community and contribute its due share in helping relevant African countries and their people combat the epidemic.

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