Jiang Yanyong, a renowned military doctor who exposed the inside story of SARS (atypical pneumonia) in China in 2003, passed away yesterday (March 12) afternoon at the age of 92.
Famous Chinese media personality Tang Xianguang announced on Weibo and Twitter: “Dr. Jiang Yanyong, the informant in the SARS incident, passed away at 3:39 p.m.. RevealedBeijingnon conventionalEpidemicActual condition, thus saving countless lives. Dr. Jiang is doing well in every way. ,
Jiang Yanyong, born in 1931 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, is a Chinese surgeon and ChinesePeople’s Liberation ArmyMajor General, deputy head of the entire army tumor professional group, member of the Beijing branch of the Chinese Society of Medical Surgery, joined the Communist Party of China in 1952, and served as director of the 301st Department of Surgery. PLA Hospital.
In the spring of 2003, unknown pneumonia with severe infection and high mortality occurred in China. On 3 April, the then Minister of Health Zhang Wenkang publicly stated that “there were only 12 cases of SARS and 3 deaths in Beijing.” After Jiang Yanyong learned about the remark, he believed that the announcement of the epidemic situation in Beijing was wrong, and took the initiative to reveal the serious epidemic situation in Beijing to the international outside world, Which attracted the attention of public opinion.