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Sichuan Earthquake - Staying at their posts

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At a square next to a temple in Shifang, several canvas tents were put up to serve as makeshift wards for the Shifang Women and Children's Hospital. The hospital had been destroyed in the tremor, but staff members continued to provide services. In the week after the quake, doctors delivered 12 babies on long tables set up in the better tents.

Sickbeds had to be saved for patients, so at night the medical staff could only rest on chairs. Although they suffered from insufficient sleep and food, and although their strength was overtaxed, they stayed at their posts.

The earthquake injured nearly 300,000 people. The situation of the Shifang Women and Children's Hospital staff could be viewed as typical for all the 48,000-plus medical personnel serving on the front lines.


 
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