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Japanese firm donates gauze to treat Taiwanese dust explosion victims

Japanese firm donates gauze to treat Taiwanese dust explosion victims

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) A Japanese company on Wednesday donated a shipment of non-adherent gauze to Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei to treat the victims of a horrific dust explosion that took place at a New Taipei water park last weekend. In return for Taiwan's financial and friendly support of Japan following the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, Yoichiro Kawaguchi, president of Japanese medical device and product manufacturer Fuji Systems Corp., expressed hopes to donate the Trex non-adherent silicone-treated gauze to treat burn victims through its Taiwanese agent Ming Hway Trading Co. (????) after the fiery blast on June 27. The batch of gauze arrived in Taiwan Tuesday. On behalf of Fuji Systems, Chen Yao-chen (???), the chairman of the trading company, presented the Trex non-adherent silicone-treated gauze to Yang Yuh-cheng (???), superintendent of the hospital during a ceremony marking the donation Wednesday. The shipment contains 528 non-adherent gauze pads each measuring 150cm x 28.5cm which can be used to cover burn with a sterile dressing and reduce pain for patients, according to Chen. Chen said the donation was aimed at helping alleviate pain for the burn victims when changing wound dressings. On the day of the accident, 83 injured people were sent to the hospital and there were 51 still being treated at the hospital on Wednesday, according to Yang. (By Lung Pei-ning and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-20 21:50 GMT+08:00