A 1000-bed hospital was built in Wuhan, China for patients with the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV, or NCP) who were desperate for in-hospital treatment. It’s finished in 10 days, as the plan.
The Huoshenshan Hospital, meaning “Fire God Mountain,” has been completed and started to receive patients, while a bigger hospital is still under construction, which is called the Leishenshan Hospital, “Thunder God Mountain.”
Construction teams of 7,000 workers with armies of trucks and excavators dug scraped around the clock to complete the project. The city government is attempting a feat recalling the SARS epidemic of 2003, when Beijing built a hospital in a week.
The following video by CNA, a news website based in Singapore, shows the construction process during Feb 27 and March 1, when the hospital is almost completed.
Business Insider reported the comments from Robert Yates, and internationally-recognized expert on universal health coverage (UHC), who claimed that the construction of the hospital can be “a lesson to many.”
"In situations like this, you need the state to step in. A privately-financed health system would never achieve something like this. So it is a great advertisement for a publicly-financed health system," Yates said.
Picture from cjn.cn
More than 30,000 people have now been infected with the virus globally. The number of fatalities has risen to 492, Chinese authorities said Wednesday. The reaction of Chinese government and researchers has received compliments from many international experts and organizations.
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