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China: Volunteer Stretcher-Bearer Program Lacks Recruits


Hospitals emergency wards and patients in need of emergency are being affected by an acute shortage of trained hospital orderlies in some parts of China. Hospital administrators say they don’t have the funding to hire Working as a stretcher bearer is not an easy job, professional orderlies, so they’re seeking volunteers to act as stretcher bearers who help out on emergency calls.but it’s an important one."18 to 45 year old male with some free time and enthusiasm for public welfare"....these are the requirements for volunteer ambulance stretcher bearers, posted by the Taiyuan Emergency Center. Since the government fiscal bu
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China: 8 - Nation Joint Maritime Exercise to Begin Later This Week with Focus on Emergency Rescue


Military officials from 8 countries have finalised a plan for a joint military exercise that will take place on April 23 Wednesday and April 24 Thursday in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao. The exercise is focused on improving emergency rescue operations, and providing supplies at sea. Officials at the meeting also discussed weather conditions where the joint exercise will be conducted, as recent foggy weather there may affect the drills. Naval ships from the other 7 countries taking part arrived at the port of Qingdao on April 20 Sunday.
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China: Medical Workers Given Insurance as Disputes Rage On


Hospitals in Wenling, Zhejiang province, have started buying life insurance for medical staff in the wake of increasingly volatile doctor-patient relationships. More than 5,000 medical workers in 31 public medical institutions have enrolled in the system since the end of March. Yu Miaoxiang, deputy director of the city's health bureau, said the insurance will help medical staff work under stressful circumstances. Huang Xitian, deputy director of the Wenling hospital, said that many medical staff members at the hospital expressed their anxiety after the incident.
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China: China to Set up Nuclear Emergency Team


China is working to form a 300-member state-level rescue team specialized in nuclear emergencies, said a senior official on May 12 Monday. This team will respond to "serious nuclear accidents in complicated circumstances", said Yao Bin, head of the nuclear emergency and security division under the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND). They will be tasked to support operators of nuclear facilities to handle contingencies, such as cordoning the radioactive source in nuclear accidents, rescuing trapped people, controling the spread of contamination and minimizing the damage, said Yao, also dep
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China: Terrorist Attack Kills 31, Injures 94 at Urumqi market Emergency Response Launched


A police officer is seen near a blast scene, which has been cordoned off, in downtown Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on May 22. The explosions at an open air market in Urumqi have left 31 dead and 94 injured on May 22, authorities said. All the injured were rushed to hospitals. The regional government has launched an emergency response system and organized medical efforts for treatment of the injured, said the statement.    
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