Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark concludes the goodwill visit to the Solomon Islands and is ready to depart Port Honiara on August 26. (Photo by Jing Ruoxi/Xinhua)
PEACE ARK, Aug. 28 -- Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark concluded its first visit to the Solomon Islands at noon on August 26, leaving for Timor-Leste, the last stop of the Harmonious Mission 2023.
During its visit to the Solomon Islands, Peace Ark provided free medical service to the local people and overseas Chinese. It also sent multiple medical teams to carry out medical service, critical disease consultation and academic exchange there, with a total of more than 10,000 patients treated, and 31 operations of cesarean section, breast mass excision, pterygium excision and cataract aspiration conducted.
Additionally, troops aboard the hospital ship also visited local schools and police forces to carry out cultural and sports exchanges.
Timor-Leste is the fifth and last stop of the Harmonious Mission 2023. The hospital ship Peace Ark is now sailing to Port of Dili, Timor-Leste, planning to pay a seven-day visit and provide medical service there.
Children on the Tulagi Island, Solomon Islands, wave to welcome the Chinese medical team aboard an ambulance helicopter on August 24. The team was sent by the visiting Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark to conduct medical inspection for the island residents. (Photo by Xu Xiaolong/Xinhua)
A shipborne ambulance helicopter attached to the visiting Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark flies from the Port Honiara towards the outer islands in the Solomon Islands to provide medical inspection service on August 24. (Photo by Li Yu/Xinhua)
Local people receive blood pressure tests aboard the visiting Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark in Port Honiara, Solomon Islands, on August 21. (Photo by Li Yu/Xinhua)