Zhu Rongji called him national treasure and retired on his own initiative.

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 Zhu Rongji called him national treasure and retired on his own initiative.


Recently, two senior academicians from the army set an example and took the initiative to retire.

On the morning of January 14, the Naval Military Medical University held a retirement ceremony for academicians Wu Mengchao and Liao Wanqing in the form of a symposium.

Wu Mengchao, 97, is one of the pioneers and main founders of liver surgery in China. He is the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the dean of the Oriental Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital of the Naval Military Medical University. He was awarded the honorary title of Model Medical Expert by the Central Military Commission and won the highest national science and technology award in 2005. He has been a doctor for more than 70 years and has treated 16,000 patients with liver and gallbladder diseases. Before retirement, he has at least three operations a week.

Liao Wanqing, 81, is a well-known dermatology and medical mycology expert in China. He is the academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the director of the Institute of Dermatology and Mycology of the Changzheng Hospital of the Naval Military Medical University. He won the Lifelong Achievement Award of the Dermatology Branch of the Chinese Medical Association in 2014.

It is reported that in the morning, the two old academicians also came to the hospital early as usual for clinical ward rounds. To bid farewell to the struggle for a lifetime of standing, the body of the white coat will be replaced, there are many hearts of reluctance.

After completing the medical early shift, two old academicians changed into military uniforms and attended a symposium held by the Naval Military Medical University for their retirement.

I can achieve todays achievements, all of which are fostered by the Party and the army. I firmly support, support and obey the important measures taken by the Party Central Committee to implement the retirement system for academicians. Although people have retired, as long as the army needs me and the patients need me, I am ready to enter the medical service position and return to the front line of clinical practice at any time! uuuuuuuuu Wu Mengchao said in his speech.

Political Affairs noted that in the spring evening of 2017, Wu Mengchao appeared on the stage and performed with his daughter and son-in-law, singing a song The flavor of Zizhu Tune and family. At that time, Wu Mengchao paid tribute to the standard military etiquette in the middle of the station.

In the morning of rehearsal of Spring Festival Evening, Wu Mengchao also performed an operation with his main knife. The patient was a female hepatitis B virus carrier with liver tumors. Some people suggest that near the Spring Festival, whether to have surgery after the Spring Festival. Wu Mengchao said, What kind of Chinese New Year celebration, such patients can not wait for a day.

After more than two hours of operation and taking off his white coat, Wu Mengchao changed into his daily uniform and rushed to the scene.

It is reported that in Wu Mengchaos career as a doctor, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and other state leaders awarded him prizes. Jiang Zemin also met with him four times, and Zhu Rongji called him national treasure when he was Vice Premier of the State Council.

In January 2006, Wu Mengchao took over from Hu Jintao the award certificate and 5 million prizes of the 2005 National Supreme Science and Technology Award. In 2011, China named asteroid 17606 Wumeng Superstar.

On January 14 this year, another retired academician, Liao Wanqing, said: Over the years, it has been the Party organization that has trained me from a rural child to a Peoples Army doctor and shaped me from an overseas traveler to an academician of engineering. Today, although I am officially retired, I still want to contribute my surplus heat and strength to the medical cause of the motherland and the army! uuuuuuuu

In 2018, the General Office of the State Council issued the Notice on Retirement of Academicians, proposing that retirement procedures be handled in batches to propel the retirement of academicians in a stable and orderly manner.

Li Yiyi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and researcher of the Institute of Metal Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, explained that retirement procedures in batches refer to the retirement procedures of academicians in batches at intervals of five years, i.e. 80 years, 75 years, and 70 years.

Wang Hongyang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the Center for Hepatocellular Carcinoma of the Third Affiliated Hospital of the University, commented on the two old academicians: I have received the care and guidance of two teachers on numerous occasions, and I admire their persistent pursuit of the medical cause and their challenging spirit to the medical forbidden area. This time, their overall consciousness and political character of voluntary retirement are worthy of our study and respect.

Source: Responsible Editor of Political Affairs: Xu Meng_N7485