In a bid to address some medical completions that might be faced by officers and staff of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), the 9th batch of the China Medical Team has launched a long-term medical program with BIN.
BIN is one of the security departments under the Ministry of Justice of Liberia that deals with alien matters.
Speaking Friday, March 25, 2016 at the launch of the long-term medical program, the head of the 9th China Medical Team, Dr. Sun Li Lijuan, said under the arrangement, Chinese Doctors from the team will visit BIN's headquarters to conduct free medical services and each clinic would last for three hours.
She pointed out that initiative marks the second time the team is doing clinic in Liberia, stressing that the team is poised to do more clinic for grassroots according to the need of Liberian people.
She stated that the work of the work of the 9th China Medical Team is intended to benefit the masses, and as such, and it will at the same time keep the long-term cooperation between China and Liberia.
Giving details about the group, Dr. Sun said the team consists of nine members in total, out of which six are Medical Doctor for internal medicine, orthopedics, ophthalmology, gynecology, acupuncture, and ultrasound departments.
"Following the leadership of Chinese Embassy, all China Medical Team members will carry on the humanitarian spirit; strictly perform the sacred duty of saving lives. We will continue the China Medical Team spirit. Regardless of the hardships, we are willing to contribute, saving more lives, with boundless love," the Medical Team head pledged.
"We will live up to expectations, dedicate and make every effort for Liberian health care system, and China -Liberia friendship everlasting," the Sun continued.
"Last but not least, I want to express my gratefulness to Cllr. Lemuel E.A. Reeves Sr. and I believe a fruitful success is waiting for us. Thank you!" she added.
Chinese Defense Attaché, Senior Captain Zhang Feng Hua, said though the such partnership is the first of its kind between BIN and the China Medical Team, he is of the conviction that there will be more opportunities to build more amicable cooperation between the two institutions.
He explained that the China Medical Team is an official medical aid assigned by Chinese government, pointing out that the Chinese government specially selected many high-level and experienced doctors to provide medical care for Liberia people.
The Chinese Government official recalled that for over 20years, the Government of the People's Republic of China has sent nine batches of medical team to Liberia.
According to him, the medical teams of China has always been carrying out medical work smoothly and provide convenient and proper medication for local people, and they held medical training programs and made many free community clinics here, which have gained good reputation for not only themselves, but Chinese government as well.
"In recent years, the diplomatic concept of genuine, honest, intimate, sincere enjoys a popular support. Especially we came through Ebola Virus Disease during 2014-2015; people from two governments become more and more closer. China medical team has always been a goodwill messenger, who connects China and Liberia closely," he said.
Deputy Immigration Commissioner for Administration, Mr. Peter F. Zaizay, in remarks, lauded the China Medical Team and Chinese government for the kind gesture.
Mr. Zaizay said the gesture by Chinese Doctors will promote immigration functions, because according to him, the healthier the officers are, the more active they will be in the discharge of their assigned duty.
"This will go a long way in our history. What I love most about this gesture is that these are major areas of concentration when it comes to our health. We want to use this time to really appreciate the China Medical Team for this," he among other things added.