By: Sunrise Huang, Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 1 (CNA) Two Japanese physicians will arrive Thursday in Taiwan as part of an international medical aid mission to provide artificial skin grafts to some of the many victims of a flash fire at a water park in New Taipei last weekend.
Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps (TRMPC, 臺灣路竹會), in collaboration with Japan Medical Association (JMA) and the Association of Medical Doctors (AMDA) of Asia, are coordinating with Japanese medical product companies to supply artificial skin, TRMPC chairman Liu Chi-chun (劉啟群)said Wednesday.
One person died and 498 others were injured when colored cornstarch powder burst in flames during a stage performance at Formosa Coast Water Park on June 27.
The burn victims were sent to 52 hospitals across Taiwan, with 277 patients being treated in intensive care wards and 160 in ordinary wards, the New Taipei Public Health Department said Tuesday evening. Since Saturday, 60 patients have been discharged from hospital, the department said. [FULL STORY]