Tuesday 16th October, 2018-The Chinese Hospital Ship that will arrive in Antigua next Monday would have completed a four month journey from Eastern China when it docks here next week.
Crossing two oceans on its journey, the Chinese Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, Wang Xianmin said the ship’s arrival to provide healthcare to Antiguans and Barbudans is testimony to the strong relations that exist between Antigua and Barbuda and the People’s Republic of China.
Ark of Peace is a 300 bed floating hospital, belonging to the Chinese Navy. It is also equipped with eight operating theatres and 120 medical professionals, including doctors and nurses.
Ambassador Xianmin says he hopes the attention Antiguans and Barbudans will receive on board Ark of Peace, will bring much need relief for many.
Approximately 2000 Antiguans and Barbudans have signed up at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre and at the Ministry of Health to be seen by doctors on the vessel.