China Focus: Race to evacuate patients as hospitals flooded by rainstorms

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-22 20:27:16|Editor: huaxia

Aerial photo taken on July 22, 2021 shows rescuers using rafts to evacuate people near the Fuwai Central China Cardiovascular Hospital in Zhongmu County of Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province. The natural disaster has inflicted damage on many hospitals in Henan, with patients and medical staff stuck inside, waiting to be evacuated, including the Fuwai Central China Cardiovascular Hospital in the county of Zhongmu, under the jurisdiction of Zhengzhou, the provincial capital. Days of rainstorms have caused severe flooding in the hospital. On Thursday morning, rescuers started transporting patients, their family members and medical staff elsewhere. About 5,000 people have been evacuated so far. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

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