The prevention of endemic diseases and ensuring food and water supply have become urgent issues for the people living in the quake-affected Lushan county.
From the moment I set off for Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, all I could think of for the next 12 hours was how to get to the epicenter as soon as possible.
Left-behind children, women and elderly pose some difficulties for the disaster rescue and relief work.
Yang Renyi, president of the No 37 Hospital of the People's Liberation Army, led a group of more than 30 medical professionals toward Baoxing, a county which was damaged by the magnitude-7 earthquake Saturday.
Pledging to perform openly and transparently, Zhao Baige, executive vice-president of the Red Cross Society of China, asked for social understanding to help facilitate the ongoing disaster relief efforts.
An explosion in a coal mine killed 18 people and injured 12 others in Jilin province on Saturday when the mine operators defied a government order of suspending the work for inspections.
The National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a statement on Sunday that the health care and disease prevention works have been conducted in the quake zone.
Tsinghua University announced on Sunday the launch of an international postgraduate program to train potential global leaders, with the aim of developing young talents' understanding of China.
Three more H7N9 bird flu patients were discharged from a hospital in Shanghai on Sunday.
Internet companies and the Big Three telecom operators said on Sunday they are making every effort to safeguard smooth service in Sichuan province.
The first batch of relief materials arranged by the Ministry of Civil Affairs will soon arrive at the areas hit by Saturday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan province.