Mobile facilities set up in flooded area in Ningbo
A doctor provides medical care from an inflatable boat in Gulin town, Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/Ningbo Daily]
Mobile clinics and a supermarket were set up in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province to help those adversely affected by flooding in the city.
When Typhoon In-Fa hit Ningbo from July 25 to 26, many places in Haishu district were inundated with continuous downpours. As of July 27, 117 villages and 49 communities were damaged by floodwaters in the area. Gulin is was among the most severely affected. A total of 23 villages and 16,394 houses in Gulin were flooded with waters as deep as 1.2 meters.
To help those in need of medical attention, the local clinic decided to set up mobile clinics, each of which consists of a doctor and a nurse. They offer medical care on inflatable boats. Those seeking medical advice can simply wave to the doctors.
"We have helped four people along the way, including a month-old baby who had a skin rash," said Huang Kecheng, a doctor from Gulin Clinic, "We also provided medical care at four temporary shelters in the town, taking blood pressures, performing physical check-ups and giving prescriptions.”
According to Huang, two more mobile clinics will be set up once they obtain more boats.
In addition to the mobile clinics, a mobile supermarket offering provisions was set up on a boat as well.