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Hong Kong helps Sichuan complete medical reconstruction projects

Construction works for the in-patient block of No. 2 People's Hospital of Deyang and the Deyang Dongqi Hospital in Sichuan has been completed smoothly. This is the result of joint efforts between Hong Kong and Sichuan over the years.

Construction of the in-patient block of No. 2 People's Hospital of Deyang started in late 2009, and is the second largest medical and health project supported by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in terms of scale and funds.

The previous No. 2 People's Hospital of Deyang was devastated in the Sichuan earthquake. The HKSAR Government committed RMB122 million to rebuild the in-patient block on the same site.

With a bigger area, the new in-patient block provides 460 surgical beds and 240 medical beds to cater for a population of 4 million people in Deyang and its peripheral areas.

Deyang Dongqi Hospita has also been completed with RMB115.7 million in reconstruction funding from the HKSAR Government. The Deyang Dongqi Hospital was relocated and upgraded to a medical complex with a construction surface area three times that of the previous one.

Comprising a main block, an outpatient block, a medical sciences building and other auxiliary buildings, the new Deyang Dongqi Hospital was completed after more than a year of construction.

The new hospital will serve 300,000 people in the East Jing River area and tens of thousands of victims from the other earthquake-stricken areas, as well as the 30,000 staff and their family members of Dongfang Steam Turbine Works in the Deyang economic and technological development zone.

By July 2011, 39 projects had been completed, including nine medical and health projects. Most of the remaining reconstruction projects are due for completion this year and next year.

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