'Whenever the Motherland Needs Me, I Will Take Care of It'

March 23, 2018  Editor: Zhang Cuimei

Zhang Jie, chief physician of the Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Department, the 463rd Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), has served her country for over 11 years since she joined the army.

As a military surgeon, Zhang did over 500 operations in the last 11 years, and there was not one medical dispute. She received a 100 percent satisfaction from the injured patients she treated in the army.

From the operation table to the peacekeeping battlefield, she has been accustomed to zero misdiagnosis and mistreatment, even in the absence of inspection facilities for a year. She is praised by peacekeepers as the Chinese military doctor with the "most beautiful smile."

Two years ago, Zhang received the notice to join China's 4th batch of peacekeeping military to Mali. With the support of her family, she went on the journey. "Don't worry about our family. I'm here, and I respect your choice." Zhang's husband said to her.

In the most dangerous area worldwide, Zhang showed no fear and always tried her best to save her injured comrades-in-army. Many injured soldiers embraced their health thanks to her exquisite medical skills and patience.

"The more difficult the conditions are, the higher the requirement is; the more precious the peace is, the more it can arouse the courage and honor of the Chinese soldiers, and the higher the standards are to accomplish the task, because we represent the Chinese army and thus represent China!" Zhang said.

As the only ear-nose-throat specialist in the medical team, Zhang would follow the call at any time if she has a patient.

Now, Zhang is still busy every day for she has to work, to take care her family and learn new knowledge.

In recent years, Zhang was awarded several times for her excellent job. "I just perform the military duties. Whenever the motherland needs me, I will take care of it," Zhang said.

(Source: Xinhuanet.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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