Medical Difficulties Created by Mountains
Baihe County, Shaanxi Province, is located at the junction of Shaanxi Province and Hubei Province. As can be seen on the map, A dozen mountains including Tianchi Ridge, Tudi Ridge, Hanjia Mountain, Pingding Mountain, and Yeren Mountain create two "parallel worlds" for the small county - the world inside the mountains and the world outside. The special geographical conditions create a daunting problem for the 200,000 people living in Baihe Country when medical attention is needed. Since the county is surrounded by mountains, it's impossible for large medical equipment to reach there, and it's difficult to guarantee people's access to even basic daily medicines. If they want to go to the hospital in the nearest county, they have to travel dozens of kilometers on mountain roads, which often takes more than two hours by car.
Qin Luxin, 67, is a resident of Shiguan Village, Baihe County. He has suffered from coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and other diseases for more than ten years. His caput femoris are completely necrotic, making every step extremely difficult. It takes more than two hours by car to see a doctor outside the mountains, which is very inconvenient.
Qin Renxiu is a local doctor in Shiguan Village, dedicated to safeguarding the health of it's nearly 2,000 residents. "In his case, without regular examinations, coronary heart disease may cause myocardial infarction, and high blood pressure may cause cerebral hemorrhage." she said.