JAKARTA, Nov. 17 — On Nov. 14 local time, an online international joint consultation was held on the Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark docked at Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok port for the Harmony-2022 mission. Medical experts from China, Kuwait, Kazakhstan and Nepal met via video link to diagnose a paralyzed Indonesian patient and develop a treatment plan.
Patient Indreswar, 36 years old, had previously suffered respiratory and cardiac arrests for up to 15 minutes due to acute liver failure, massive ascites and severe sepsis a while ago is four years old. He fell unconscious for a long time, resulting in major organ dysfunction and paralysis. After the next four years of treatment, Indreswar remains in a state of semi-coma and semi-awakening. Considering various factors, the director of Peace Ark Hospital decided to conduct an online medical consultation as soon as possible. In addition to Chinese experts on board from the urology, hepatobiliary surgery, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, emergency and traditional Chinese medicine departments, three medical experts from the Asia-Pacific region were also involved. The consultation officially started at 3:30 p.m. local time on November 14. After a thorough analysis of the previous treatment and discussion, the experts determined the pathogenesis and developed a new treatment plan. “It is our greatest wish to help the local people in Indonesia as much as possible,” said Professor Yang Bo, who participated in the consultation. According to him, the success of the online joint medical consultation has marked that the Peace Ark hospital ship has improved a lot from treating common diseases to diagnosing and treating difficult diseases. This online transnational joint consultation also served as a platform for experts from different countries to conduct academic exchanges. “I hope the next exchange will take place soon,” said Professor Duysenbi from Kazakhstan. It is learned that in recent years, the affiliated hospital of the PLA Military Medical University has established normal contacts with medical institutions and universities in more than a dozen countries, such as Harvard Medical School (HMS), the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), and Humboldt University of Berlin. Since 2012, he has led or helped hold five international conferences on basilar traumatology and minimally invasive neurosurgery. Each time, experts from more than 30 countries in the field of brain surgery have come together to conduct an in-depth study on relevant topics and pathologies.