Chinese Doctors help successful removal of mass growth on 2 month old baby

A mother has thanked the China Medical Team and local doctors and nurses for a successful surgery in separating a large mass growth behind the head of her two month old baby girl.

With the joint efforts of the Port Moresby General Hospital doctors and nurses and China Medical Team the operation was done very successful.

Lucy Solomon from Wabag, Enga gave birth to twins’ girls and one being identified with large mass growth behind her head on 23rd of June, 2017.

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dr Huang Jingrui said the baby was born with congenital meningeal encephalocele where she would have died without this operation.

After the operation, the surgical incision did not heal very well due to poor nutrition. However, Dr Huang kept on cleaning the wound and changing the dressings for a month and the wound was healed and she was discharged last week Friday.

The Baby’s mother showed great gratitude to Dr Huang for his hard work and asked him to name the baby.

Dr Huang gladly named the baby as Mulan; a name of a Chinese ancient heroine who took the place of her father to fight against invaders and became a general in the end.

“She is a symbol of bravery and strength in the Chinese culture. I hope the baby can defeat the disease bravely as Mulan,” Dr Huang said.

Dr Huang is the member of the 8th China Medical Team comprised of a Cardiologist and a team leader Dr Ke Dazhi, Urologisits Dr Zhao Tao and Dr Xiao Weizhong, Radiologist Dr Huang XingTao, Anaesthetist Dr Yang Hongjun and surgical nurses Ms Lu Jing and Ms Tang Wanli.

Dr Huang said the team is very happy that this name would be a connection to a PNG family and many more connections in the future through better and quality healthcare given to locals.

The team arrived in April this year (2017) to share their experience, skills and knowledge in the area of surgical in the Port Moresby General Hospital and to work hand in hand with local doctors and nurses.

Team leader and Cardiologist Dr Ke Dazhi said it was an extensive cooperation and training partnership between the Chinese Government and the PNG Government, via the national department of health and the Port Moresby General Hospital that this visitation of Chinese medical team was established in 2002 to improve healthcare of people of PNG.