June 17, 2021- Two doctors from the Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital (SKH) were recently in Palau providing medical assistance at the Belau National Hospital. Dr. Huang Yuan-Fu is a pulmonologist (a doctor who specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of diseases of the respiratory system—lungs and other organs needed for breathing) who conducted 22 clinics and assessed 117 patients. Dr. Hsu Hao-Wei is an orthopedic surgeon (a doctor who specializes in the skeletal system or bones) who conducted 18 clinics, 18 surgeries, and assessed a total of 257 patients.
In addition to clinical services, Dr. Yuan-Fu and Dr. Hao-Wei also conducted continuous medical education (CME) sessions with the local medical staff at the Belau National Hospital. They also participated in health education and healthy cooking sessions at the local schools during the school health workshop.
The short-term medical assistance was held from May 08, 2021 to June 15, 2021. It was made possible by the collaborative partnership between the Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital and the Republic of Palau Ministry of Health (MOH).
Shin Kong Hospital is a renowned medical facility in the Republic of China—Taiwan with specialty departments in over 40 medical fields. Since 2007, SKH has partnered with the Belau National Hospital in order to provide much needed medical assistance in Palau. SKH also conducts the Taiwan Medical Program (TMP) which is funded by the Republic of China— Taiwan Government.