With the rise in the outbreak and limited medical facilities,
China aimed to build a hospital dedicated to Coronavirus patients.
The work started on January 23, and finally got completed on Sunday.
The entire workforce for the urgent construction was up to 7000.
The hospital holds a capacity of 1000 beds,
And is spread over an area of 25,000 square meters.
This hospital shall be handed over to;
Medical staff from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
The Huoshenshan Hospital is structured on the idea
Similar to the hospital built in Beijing in 7 days to overcome the SARS epidemic.
A makeshift hospital replicating Beijing's SARS treatment model is ready to join in battle against novel strain of #coronavirus in Wuhan. Some 1,400 military medics are tasked with treating patients here starting from Monday pic.twitter.com/qhUbcxkoy0— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 2, 2020
It was expected that the hospital will take patients on Monday.
The entire project got completed in 10 days.
#BREAKING Construction work of Huoshenshan Hospital, #Wuhan's makeshift hospital built for treating pneumonia patients infected with the novel #coronavirus completed Sunday morning; the hospital will officially start services from Monday pic.twitter.com/njpeB8xqmG— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) February 2, 2020
The total cases have crossed 17,000 overall with around 250 death cases within China
And one confirmed in the Philippines. There is a dire need for urgent medical facilities;
To be provided to the patients. Doctors and researchers are working on vaccines and treatments.
Australia has created the first lab-created coronavirus to facilitate medication. China’s lab has also introduced a test that diagnoses the virus in less than 15 minutes. Strict screenings are carried out at all ports and land crossings throughout the crossings.
Furthermore, another emergency hospital,
Leishenshan Hospital is under construction, 25 miles (ca. 40 km) from Huoshenshan Hospital.
The hospital was planned to be built from prefabricated buildings. This authoritarian country relies on this top-down mobilization approach.
They can overcome bureaucratic nature and
Financial constraints and can mobilize all the resources.
The laborers and engineers were hired from around the country,
Gathering maximum potential to break the record that Beijing made.
The machinery and medical resources were planned to be borrowed from
Other hospitals if required on an urgent basis, or else,
Ordered directly from factories and production houses.