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The Chinese Navy Hospital Ship, the Ark Peace can offer medical assistance to 500 people in a day.

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa ,14/08/2018

The Chinese Navy Hospital Ship, the Ark Peace can offer medical assistance to 500 people in a day.

Nurse Practitioner from the Ministry of Health – Fusi Kaho says, one of the major cases to be treated at the Ark Peace is a surgical operation to remove a bullet from a victim after a shooting incident this year.

Similar surgical operation was conducted to a young man from ‘Anana when the Ark Peace was in Nuku’alofa in 2014.

Kaho urged the public for a closer cooperation while waiting in line to be assisted by the medical staff at the Ark Peace.

Members from the Ark Peace were dispatched to the communities today, starting from the Eastern District to help the people.

The Ark Peace is equipped with two landing craft, two high-speed craft and six enclosed lifeboats.

A rescue helicopter is also available onboard, fully-equipped medical facilities, eight operating rooms, 300 sickbeds, seven medical staff offices and eight nurse stations.

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