By: P.N. Lung and Flor Wang
Taipei, July 24 (CNA) A group of U.S. medical experts have offered high praise for Taiwan’s treatment of people who were severely burned when colored powder ignited at a concert at a New Taipei water park late last month, an official said Friday.
Wang Tsung-hsi (王宗曦), director of the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Department of Medical Affairs, said the U.S. burn experts from Johns Hopkins used such terms as “amazing” and “extremely great” to describe the work of Taiwanese medical teams after visiting 12 local hospitals over the past week.
According to Wang, the U.S. experts shared their experience with local doctors, including techniques related to grafting scrotal skin on patients and the use of cadaver skin and blood plasma.
Health Minister Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) appreciated the efforts of the U.S. specialists during their stay in Taiwan, saying that both sides treasured this valuable opportunity to exchange views and clinical experience on treating burns. [FULL STORY]