The All-China Women's Federation made a decision published Tuesday to honor a doctor and two local officials who fought on the frontline of the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic as national-level female role models.
The honor was awarded posthumously to Xu Hui, Huang Heyan and Jiang Na, according to a statement from the federation.
Xu Hui was the deputy head of the Nanjing Hospital of Chinese Medicine and a leading doctor of the hospital's special team on prevention and treatment of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
After 18 days of devoted and continuous work on the frontline against the epidemic, Xu died of a sudden illness on Feb. 7, said the statement.
Huang Heyan was a local official in the town of Yunwu in southwest China's Guizhou Province. During the epidemic, Huang visited the villagers for health checkups and carried out publicity on epidemic prevention and control.
"Her dedicated work has protected the health of her fellow villagers, but unfortunately Huang died of a sudden illness on Feb. 2," said the federation.
Jiang Na was the deputy secretary of the Party committee and chairwoman of the Women's Federation in the town of Qianqihao in northeast China's Jilin Province and had been working at grassroots communities for 19 years.
Jiang worked on information collection and epidemic knowledge publicity in the town. She died on Feb. 4 in a car accident during her trip to check on the epidemic prevention and control work and distribute drugs.
Xu, Huang and Jiang are three representatives of the countless outstanding women fighting in the frontline of epidemic prevention and control, said the federation.
The federation called on women across China to learn from the three comrades with their firm faith, lofty spirit and great character. Enditem