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Family in Nantong contributes to fight against novel coronavirus

nantong.gov.cn Updated: 2020-02-14

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A drawing honoring medical workers and police officers [Photo/zgnt.net] 

After a long day's work, Wang Li burst into tears when she saw her five-year-old daughter encouraging her through a video. 

Wang is a nurse from the Nantong First People's Hospital and is currently stationed in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province and epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP). 

She volunteered for the assignment when the hospital decided to put together a team in response to a call from the provincial health commission. 

"As a medical worker and Party member, it is my duty to fight on the frontlines," she said. 

Working in Wuhan is tough, but not without its benefits. Many patients have gotten better thanks to Wang's careful treatment and encouragement. 

"Thank you for helping us when you should have been at home enjoying time with family," said a patient to Wang. 

"The gratitude expressed by patients is what makes it all worthwhile," Wang said. 

Wang is not the only one in her family fighting on the frontlines. Her father, an experienced policeman, and her younger sister, a doctor, are working at checkpoints on Nantong's expressway network to prevent NCP cases from entering the city. 

"My father has set a good example for me. I want to do the same for my daughter," she said. 

During a phone call several days ago, Wang asked her daughter what her dream was. She said she aims to become a medical worker like her mother. 

"I told her it's not an easy job, but she insists," Wang said proudly.