Taiwan to make sure China’s offer of skin not from death inmates

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/02
By: Lung Pei-ning and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Minister of Health and Welfare Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) said

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

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]

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