A piece of ice in the snow

At about 8:30 p.m. on July 31, with continuous drizzle, a flight from Beijing to Lhasa landed steadily at Gongga Airport, 45 kilometers away from Lhasa. 32 members of the second phase of the ninth batch of Beijing medical team officially arrived at the snow covered plateau.

Lhasa has had more rain this year than in previous years, with large temperature difference between day and night, and it is still chilly at night. Many members of the last batch of medical team members or early came to the airport, looking forward to the arrival of the “mother’s family”.

due to flight delay, the team members left the airport at more than 9 p.m. Many of the team members are wrapped up in thick charging clothes. The excitement and excitement of the first arrival at the plateau temporarily overcame the physical discomfort and fatigue of the journey. The old team members who have been working in the plateau for a year have presented white hADAS one after another. Although many people have met for the first time, they are talking and laughing, and they are not at all interested.

“when the last batch arrived, the plane was not late, and it was still bright. This year, I can only leave you a black group photo.” Ren Yi, a doctor assisting Tibet in Beijing and President of Lhasa People’s Hospital, called for a group photo while joking. “It’s hard to see, but it’s always a memorable moment.”

when the team members arrived at the temporary hotel one after another, it was nearly midnight, and they spent most of the day without eating anything. The buffet in the hotel became their first meal after entering Tibet.

Chile Ping, deputy director of the cadre and personnel department of Beijing Municipal Health Commission, is in charge of the medical work of Beijing’s Tibet aid. Since 1999, he has come to Tibet more than 30 times. Every time, he accompanied a new group of medical team members to Lhasa.

“try to eat less at night. Too much food will aggravate altitude reaction.” Chilean Ping is already an “old Tibet”, and repeatedly told the team members, “after dinner, everyone should go back to their rooms and have a rest before going to bed. No one is allowed to go out for a walk in the morning. A good rest is also a task.”

“how is the laboratory department in the new hospital district? Are you doing it according to my idea? ” Wang Guohong, a Tibetan aid doctor at Peking University Cancer Hospital, is one of the new group of Tibet aid team members. As soon as he sat down, he took yuan can, a colleague who came to Tibet last year, to talk about business.

“old comrade, take care of yourself first.” Yuan can laughs at Wang Guohong, who is more than 50 years old. “Why are you so anxious? First you slow down, adapt to two days, I will take you to see

sudden signs of high altitude reaction such as dizziness and palpitation made Hao Jianyun, a Tibetan aid doctor from the Capital Institute of Pediatrics, nearly fell down. Han Tongying, an old colleague who came here a year earlier, helped Hao Jianyun to his room for oxygen inhalation and rest, and prepared the urgently needed drugs.

“it is the first time for many doctors to come to Tibet, and it is normal for them to have high altitude reaction.” “We have already prepared emergency equipment and medicines, and the last group of team members took care of us in the same way,” Han said

among the people who left, I met Jia Meng, a Tibetan aid doctor from Beijing Shijitan Hospital. He said that such a scene reminds him of when he first arrived a year ago and how the last batch of medical teams left.

“it was a Friday. Because it was an early flight, they took a bus to the airport before daybreak. When I went to see him off, we seldom talked and there was no car on the road. So they walked away quietly.” Jia Meng said that every year, there will be such a “farewell to the old and welcome the new”. “Maybe we’ll leave in a few days.”

early in the morning of August 1, colleagues of Lhasa People’s hospital took Beijing Tibet aid medical staff who were about to leave the plateau to Dazi District of Lhasa City, and held a “pass through the forest card” to see them off in the green mountains, green waters, blue sky and white clouds.

at the farewell scene, the Beijing doctors who assisted Tibet were surrounded by Tibetan colleagues, taking group photos, hugging and offering hada Some Tibetan aid doctors have dozens of hADAS around their necks, and some are held high by Tibetan colleagues.

“teacher, can I take a picture with you alone?” Deng zengquzhen, from the Department of Gastroenterology, took Wei Hongtao from Beijing Friendship Hospital to take a picture with him.

“it is such a batch of doctors who abandoned their homes to support the cause of medical aid to Tibet in Beijing, and also brought health hope to this snow covered plateau.” Li Yanmei, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Commission of health and health, has led a team to send six groups of team members to Lhasa since 2015. Every time they come to Tibet, they will have more or less some altitude reactions. “We all know that it’s not easy to aid Tibet, but every time we rush to come.”

in the past five years, Lhasa People’s Hospital, with the help of the Beijing medical team for Tibet aid, has successfully established a class III Class-A general hospital, becoming the first prefecture level three-level-a general hospital in Tibet. The number of outpatient and emergency departments has exceeded 300000.