China News Service, Wuhan, September 30th: Taiwanese doctor Gan Jiahua: Rooted in Wuhan to pursue dreams

  Reporter Ma Furong

  Ward rounds, doctor's orders, patient admission, surgery... Early in the morning, Gan Jiahua, a urologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, was busy.

Although he has been on the job for less than three months, he has been able to stand on his own.

  Gan Jiahua is from Hsinchu City, Taiwan. This year is his 11th year in Wuhan.

In the past 11 years, he completed his undergraduate, master and doctoral studies here, and signed a contract to join Wuhan Central Hospital in July this year.

"I want to take root here, settle down to learn techniques, and become an excellent urological surgeon." Gan Jiahua said in a recent interview.

  Talking about the fate with Wuhan, Gan Jiahua called it a "coincidence".

Because of his respect for doctors, he aspired to study medicine since he was a child.

After graduating from high school in 2011, Gan Jiahua applied for the clinical medicine major of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Gan Jiahua participates in the cross-strait concentric free clinic activity (data map) Photo courtesy of the interviewee

  Gan Jiahua said frankly that in the past, he only knew from textbooks that Wuhan is "the thoroughfare of the nine provinces", the first place of justice in the 1911 period, and the Yellow Crane Tower, the "millennium ancient building".

After being on the ground, I found that there are also the broad Yangtze River, the vast East Lake, and the century-old commercial street Jianghan Road Pedestrian Street...

  5 years for undergraduate, 3 years for master, 3 years for doctorate, Gan Jiahua visited the streets and alleys of Wuhan all over.

Hot dry noodles, crayfish, Yangtze River Bridge, Wuhan Art Museum, Hubei Provincial Museum... In the interview, when it comes to the beauty of Wuhan's food, he is familiar with it, "If a friend comes to Wuhan, I will definitely be able to take him to eat, drink and play for several days. Not the same."

  He has witnessed the transformation of Wuhan, and the most intuitive feeling is the construction of infrastructure.

He remembered that when he first came, there was only one light rail in Wuhan, and the road was full of potholes. Now the number of rail transit lines in Wuhan has increased to 11, with trams and BRT express buses extending in all directions.

  Gan Jiahua loves traveling. During his studies, he went to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Yunnan, Sichuan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Henan and other places.

Gan Jiahua said that when he traveled to the mountains and rivers of the mainland, his horizons became wider.

Gan Jiahua participates in the cross-strait concentric free clinic activity (data map) Photo courtesy of the interviewee

  What Gan Jiahua felt most deeply was the changes brought about by poverty alleviation in the countryside.

He often participates in cross-strait concentric free clinic activities, and has been to remote rural areas in Yingshan, Enshi and other places in Hubei.

He told reporters that when he went to the countryside around 2011, some places were muddy roads and buses could not get in, so he had to walk into the village.

In the past two years, the cement road leads directly to the door of the villagers, and the township health centers are fully equipped with basic inspection and testing equipment, and the villagers' lives and medical treatment have been significantly improved.

  "This is the city where I have stayed the longest except Taiwan. Many friends, teachers and classmates are also here." Therefore, after graduation, he chose to settle in Wuhan.

  Today, Gan Jiahua spends most of his time on duty, ward rounds, consultation and surgery.

He admitted that being a doctor is hard work, but seeing patients recover and leave the hospital, all the hard work is worth it.

  Outside of work, Gan Jiahua spends most of her time with her family.

His wife is from Hebei, and he is a university alumnus.

In May of this year, the two received a marriage certificate.

"We have common interests and hobbies. Along the way, we are each other's best supporters." Gan Jiahua revealed that the couple had bought a house in Wuhan and planned to stay in Wuhan for development.