China News Service, Fuzhou, May 26th. Title: Farewell to the "Returned Overseas Chinese Academician" Wu Mengchao from the Overseas Chinese in Fujian: The Heart of a Child Reflects in the Galaxy
China News Agency reporter Lin Chunyin and Yan Xu
"Mr. Wu Mengchao is the brilliance of our overseas Chinese community, and his innocent heart reflects the galaxy." Chen Shihai, chairman of the Fujian Federation of Overseas Chinese, said in an exclusive interview with a reporter from China News Agency in Fuzhou on the 26th.
Wu Mengchao, a returned overseas Chinese from Fujian, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, pioneer and main founder of Chinese liver surgery, died in Shanghai at 13:02 on May 22, 2021 at the age of 99.
Wu Mengchao is known as the "Father of Hepatobiliary Surgery in China" and was awarded the "Top Ten Outstanding Overseas Chinese in China".
Wu Mengchao was born in Houlong Village, Yunlong Township, Minqing County, Fujian Province in 1922.
When he was 5 years old, his mother took him to find his father who worked hard in Southeast Asia, to Sibu, Sarawak, in northeastern Malaysia.
In 1940, the 17-year-old Wu Mengchao returned to the motherland, joined the Communist Party of China, joined the army, and eventually became a generation of famous doctors.
Chen Shihai recalled Mr. Wu’s "life choice" and said that Mr. Wu Mengchao has pursued brightness and progress since his youth, and resolutely chose to return to the country, join the party, and join the army when the nation was in danger. He always enthusiastically worked for the party and won glory for the country. , It has made outstanding contributions to solve problems for overseas Chinese and is a banner of the overseas Chinese community.
At the Exhibition Hall of Advanced Deeds of Academician Wu Mengchao, located in the Sanfang Qixiang block of Fuzhou, Bai Ju sent grief and sent love with sorrow and joy.
The cadres of the Fujian Provincial Committee of the Zhi Gong Party came to express their condolences and presented flowers to the portrait of Academician Wu Mengchao to express their respect and grief.
Wu Mianguo, full-time deputy chairman of the Fujian Provincial Committee of the Zhi Gong Party, pointed out that to remember Academician Wu Mengchao, we must learn from his noble personality of patriotism and the party, his selfless mind to serve the people wholeheartedly, and his lofty state of love and dedication.
China is an area with a high incidence of liver cancer, and the incidence of liver cancer once accounted for about half of the world.
For more than half a century, Wu Mengchao has devoted almost all his body and mind to the fight against liver cancer.
Wu Mianguo said that Wu Mengchao practiced the purpose of serving the people wholeheartedly throughout his life, treating patients as relatives and always caring for patients. He completed more than 16,000 surgeries and even insisted on going to the operating table in his old age. He was still active in his advanced age. On the scientific research front.
"We should learn from him, always maintain a high spirit at work, strengthen our convictions, and actively perform our duties."
At the Academician Hall of Houlong Village, Yunlong Township, Minqing, an endless stream of people came to express their condolences, and weeping sounded lightly from time to time.
The wreaths from local social work organizations, kindergarten schools, hospitals and other institutions overlapped, and the ground was full of flower baskets. Many of them were delivered by express delivery by patients who had been rescued by Wu Mengchao.
"Come here these days to see the academician for the last time." said Mao Wenliang, vice chairman of the Minqing Federation of Overseas Chinese The folks took great care of him, and everyone came to send him spontaneously, expressing gratitude and love."