By: Chen Ching-fang and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 5 (CNA) The Japanese Red Cross Society has donated a shipment of 2,730 pieces of artificial skin measuring over 210,000 square centimeters and worth NT$23.06 million (US$746,520) to Taiwan to help treat hundreds of victims of the colored powder blast at a New Taipei water park on June 27.
The shipment of artificial skin was scheduled to arrive in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport around 9:35 p.m. Sunday and will be received by the Red Cross Society of the ROC before being transported to hospitals treating patients suffering burns from the catastrophic explosion.
The Japanese Red Cross Society has also sent two senior executives of its international medical aid and international relief divisions to Taiwan to keep abreast of the follow-up distribution of medical supplies it provides to Taiwanese victims. [FULL STORY]