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China: Health insurance available to tourists in Tibet to Cover Emergency Medical Aid


Tourists in Tibet can buy insurance to cover medical bills for altitude sickness and receive emergency aid services beginning in late May, the Tibet Tourism Bureau and Tibet branch of the China Life Insurance Ltd said. The insurance costs 100 Yuan ($16.30) and is valid for 15 days. Its benefits include 20,000 yuan compensation for medical bills, and 680,000 yuan in emergency medical services. Li 
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China: China Releases Latest Bird Flu Data-Ended Emergency Outbreak


131 cases of H7N9 bird flu have now been reported on the Chinese mainland, 39 of which were fatal. The latest figures were released on Sunday by Chinese health authorities. 78 sufferers have been successfully discharged from hospital, after receiving treatment. 14 patients remain in hospital, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission. The latest report says the cases of H7N9 are isolated and there's been no sign of human-to-human transmission. Seven provincial regions, including Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, have now ended their emergency response to the outbreak. The commission will continue to update information on H7
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China: China's First NBC Maritime Emergency Rescue Team Conducts Training


China's first maritime NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) emergency rescue team under a submarine base of the North Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted training in a sea area. The training subjects included real-time monitoring, sample collection and analysis and contaminated areas delineation. The training verified the maximum performance of the new equipment under the actual-combat conditions and significantly improved troops' emergency rescue capabilities.
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China: Chinese Hospital Ship Makes Port Call, Joins Drill in Brunei


Muara Port, Brunei: The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" arrived at Muara port, Brunei on June 16 afternoon to make a port call and participate in the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) and Military Medicine (MM) Exercise.The "Peace Ark" will provide free medical checkups for members of the public on June 17 Monday morning. The drill, which will take place from June 17 to 20, includes humanitarian search and rescue, disaster relief and medical operations based on the scenario of a typhoon, with subsequent flooding and mudslides.This combined ex
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China: Some Chinese 'Ambulances' not Suited to Save You


It’s an ill-kept secret that China is full of various counterfeits and bootlegs. The truth of it seems harmless enough when it’s limited to Hollywood films but recently the existence of phony ambulances has been brought to light by Beijing’s Morning Post. Apparently, China’s emergency medical transport system has been dispatching ill-suited medical vans and pulling in quite a profit doing so. The story came to light thanks to a man named Lin, living in the city of Wenzhou. His wife had contracted a serious illness and was admitted into the intensive care unit of their local hospital, where
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