Twenty-four medical staff left South China's Guangdong province for Central China's Hubei province to support the fight against the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia on Tuesday afternoon.
They include five doctors and 10 nurses from Guangzhou-based First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University and four doctors and five nurses from Zhongshan People's Hospital in the western part of the Pearl River Delta, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Guangdong Provincial Health Commission.
The medical staff that left for Hubei on Tuesday mainly come from their hospitals' respiratory, severe disease, infection, anesthesia, vascular surgery and thoracic surgery departments, the statement said.
On Monday, another five-person medical team left Guangdong for Jingzhou in Hubei province to support local epidemiological investigation.
The team that left on Monday has an average age of 34 years old included a doctorate degree holder, three postgraduates and an undergraduate.
Guangdong has, so far, sent a total of 2,147 medical staff to help Hubei fight against the deadly novel coronavirus pneumonia, the statement added.