CMC awards first-class merit to two combat medics

China Military Online
Zhang Tao

BEIJING, Sept. 1 (ChinaMil) -- The Central Military Commission (CMC) of China conferred the first-class merit to Professor of Nephrology Chen Xiangmei and Professor of Orthopedics Tang Peifu. Both of them are working with the PLA General Hospital in Beijing.

At the merit-awarding ceremony held in Beijing on Thursday afternoon, the order signed by CMC Chairman Xi Jinping was announced, and the medals and certificates of the first-class merit were conferred to Prof. Chen Xiangmei and Prof. Tang Peifu.

Chen, who is also an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, has achieved a series of major breakthroughs in the treatment of kidney disease, and her research results have been promoted in more than 3,000 hospitals in China, benefiting over ten million patients.

Prof. Chen has ever participated in earthquake medical rescue operations for times, including the Wenchuan Earthquake (M 8.0) in Sichuan province in 2008, the Lushan Earthquake (M 7.0) in Sichuan province in 2013 and the Ludian Earthquake (M 6.5) in Yunnan province in 2014. She is committed to pushing forward the establishment of the emergency and disaster medicine system in China.

Prof. Tang has made outstanding results in the innovative development of the battle-caused bone fracture treatment doctrines, treatment equipment, and wound healing and functional reconstruction technologies.

He has achieved substantial breakthroughs in the treatment of hip fracture and complicated pelvis acetabulum fracture as well as the research of intelligent restoration and fastening system, making great contributions to upgrading China's capability of treating battle-caused trauma and injuries.

Lieut. Gen. Zhang Shuguo, political commissar of the CMC Logistic Support Department, attended the merit-awarding ceremony.


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