The base will be housed in a 16-story building with a total area of 120 thousand square meters. m. Construction work will last three years.
In the central Chinese province of Hubei, which became the epicenter of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the construction of a specialized medical base for 800 beds began to prevent, control, and provide medical care to patients in case of major epidemic situations. This was reported by Xinhua on Thursday, May 21.
It is indicated that the base will be housed in a 16-story building with a total area of 120 thousand square meters. m. A new base, which must meet the requirements for the treatment of infectious diseases, will be created at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, located in the administrative center of Hubei Province. Construction work is scheduled to be completed within three years, “the report said.
Zhongnan Hospital’s chief physician, Wang Xinhua, said the base was being built in accordance with a decree from the central government to improve management and capacity to deal with public health emergencies.
“In normal times, the base will become a full-fledged hospital for the people, but during major epidemics it will focus on the centralized treatment of infectious diseases,” the agency writes.
Earlier, in the Chinese county of Suifinhe, bordering the Primorsky Territory of the Russian Federation, a new hospital for those infected with coronavirus was created in six days. Authorities fear a second wave of COVID-19 infection due to visitors from Russia.