By: Lung Pei-ning and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Minister of Health and Welfare Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) said
Thursday he was grateful for China’s offer to provide medical assistance, including donations of cadaver skin to Taiwan, but it should be first confirmed that the skin was not from executed prisoners.
China has made public its willingness to provide medical assistance to Taiwan to help treat burn victims of a colored powder explosion in New Taipei last weekend that has left two people dead and over 490 others injured.
Part of the proposed assistance would be human skin grafts worth 20 million yuan (NT$100 million or US$3.22 million), the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Thursday.
Chinese health authorities have also assembled a medical team of medical experts specializing in burn treatment ready to head to Taiwan at a moment’s notice. [FULL STORY]