Upon the invitation of Dr Br Jerzy Kuzma, the Orthopedic Surgeon at Modilon Hospital, Dr Wang Hui from Changzhou Province in China has spent three weeks working alongside Dr Kuzma and staff of the Modilon Hospital undertaking old hip and elbow joint dislocation, partial hip replacement and treating fractured legs and arms of patients.
Dr Wang was entrusted by the Revolutionary Committee, of the Chinese Kuomintang, and supported by the Wujin Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Changzhou, who generously donated more than K60,000 worth of medical instruments to Modilon Hospital.
During his stay in Madang, Dr Wang was taken to Bogia Health Centre and attended the Mercy Day Celebration at the Bogia Catholic Church, and visited nearby villages and received the warm hospitality of the Madang people.
Dr Wang lectured nurses and staff of Modilon Hospital and met Dr Elvis who is planning a visit to China to study traditional medicine.
He also said he hoped to return with more volunteers as he would encourage the need to communicate more and exchange ideas to promote co-operation between PNG and the Chinese people.
We also hope to develop deeper relation between Wujin Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Changzhou and Modilon General Hospital in Madang.
At his farewell dinner, Dr Wang expressed appreciation to Dr Kuzma, Sir Peter Barter, Fr Jan Czuba along with the famous ‘Busy Bee’ Kudjip, his guide and driver who took Dr Wang to many villages to meet the people. He also enjoyed watching the Kokomo and Guria Pidgeons roaming freely in the gardens of the Madang Resort and enjoyed swimming in the Resort’s Olympic Pool.
He said he would go back and tell many people back in China that Madang was a beautiful place to visit and was made to feel very welcome wherever he went.
Sir Peter Barter said it was a great privilege to have hosted Dr Wang Hui at the Madang Resort, he will be a valuable ambassador back in China and has left a great impression in Madang for his enthusiastic and generous support to Dr Kuzma and the staff of the Modilon Hospital.
Source: Melanesian Tourist Services