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Cheng Shouzhen attends the 48th Award Ceremony of Nightingale Medal in Beijing

Last updated :2021-09-03

Source: The First Affiliated Hospital
Written by: Chu Tianshu
Edited by: Wang Dongmei

Three Chinese nurses were awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal this year, the highest distinction in the field of nursing. They all fought on the front line against COVID-19. Wang Qishan, Chinese Vice President and Honorary Chairman of the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), presented medals to them at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday for their outstanding contributions to healthcare.

Cheng Shouzhen, one of this year’s recipients, is Director of the Department of Nursing at The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Early last year, she headed a medical team treating patients for 61 days in Wuhan, Hubei province that suffered most during the domestic epidemic. Less than a month after returning from the city, she was dispatched to Serbia to assist that country’s battle against COVID-19.

 
Wang Qishan, Chinese Vice President, presented the medals to the nurses who got the Florence Nightingale Medal at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 2, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

 

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