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Singing songs of thanks to the carers who always care

Fifty physically challenged children and their families gathered at Shanghai Punan Hospital yesterday to say thanks to the doctors and nurses who treat them, in celebration of China’s second Medical Workers’ Day.

Most of the children have cerebral palsy and have trouble walking or expressing themselves, but they improved markedly after treatment at the hospital’s specialist center. They presented flowers to doctors and nurses and sang songs for them.

“We wanted to give these doctors a surprise on their special day to say a big thank you for all their efforts,” said Liu, the parent who planned the event.

“Our kids have undergone great changes for the better and are all delighted to prepare gifts for their favorite doctors and sing a song for them. I hope this demonstrates the true depth of our gratitude to the people who gave us a helping hand when we were in greatest need.”

Peng Lei, 7, has been treated at the center for almost a year. His mother said his speech has improved a lot and he can walk steadier than ever.

Nurse Zhang said they work from 8am to 5pm.

“These kids are all my sisters and brothers and today I was deeply touched by their singing,” she said.

Sun Chengyan, director of the recovery team, said: “We are very moved and more determined than ever to provide the best possible services for these patients. This is what our patients expect and what they deserve. We will absolutely do all we can to live up to their expectations.”

Meanwhile, China has honored 10 medical workers and a team of volunteer doctors as “role model doctors” for their dedication to public health.

The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the National Health Commission awarded certificates of honor on the outstanding medical workers and made their stories public.

Honorees include a late vaccine pioneer who spent his life fighting polio, an ophthalmologist who has brought sight to nearly 30,000 blind people, as well as health carers for people living in rural and border areas.

China set August 19 as its Medical Workers’ Day to honor physicians for their hard work and call for respect from society for the country’s more than 11.7 million medical and health workers.


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