Cooperation on Nuclear Emergency Medical Treatment

Cooperation on Nuclear Emergency Medical Treatment

Overview

  • Release Date: March 20, 2017

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)’s General Hospital and the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) jointly undertook a training project to improve the nuclear emergency medical treatment on Feb 14, in Suzhou, Jiangsu province.

The project focused on improving the clinical treatment of radiation damage during an emergency stage.

This project was approved by the International Nuclear Safety Center of the European Commission and China’s Ministry of Commerce, and was supported by China Atomic Energy Agency, and fully sponsored by the European Union (EU).

The project started in 2016 and was divided in two milestones. During the first stage, fourteen specialists from France formed a team to train Chinese staff.

The EU selected six trainees from China to go to France for a five-week training course during the second period. The trainees will be trained as experts for the national nuclear emergency medical rescue service.

 

CNNC’s General Hospital is known as a training base, a rescue squad, and rescue tech-supporting sub-center of China’s nuclear emergency medical rescue service.

The hospital has succeeded in treating dozens of patients exposed to radiation, including exposed staff during the incident of missing iridium-192 radiographic source in Nanjing on May 7, 2014, and in systematic follow-up medical visits to those injured.

During the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident, it also treated two Japanese tourists detected with high levels of radioactive contamination throughout their external and internal bodies.

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