Jiangsu’s medical experts return home after aid mission in Xinjiang


The last group of experts and medical workers sent to help combat the COVID-19 outbreak in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region by the National Health Commission all left on September 1.

Nine people including three experts, Qiu Haibo, Yang Yi and Zheng Ruiqiang returned to Jiangsu Province on the same day after completing the mission in the autonomous region. The three experts left in July to join local counterparts in Xinjiang to guide the pandemic response and treat patients.

Since January, Qiu has been on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight in Hubei, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Xinjiang for a total of 185 days.

Xie Jianfeng, assistant director of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Zhongda Hospital Southeast University, said six of 18 medical experts sent by the National Health Commission are from Jiangsu and have helped treat patients in serious or critical conditions.