China Rushes to Build New Hospital for Virus Infected Patients Within 10 days
China is rushing to build a new hospital in a staggering 10 days to treat patients at the epicenter of a deadly virus outbreak.
According to the report of Yahoo News, a 1000-bed hospital will be up in Wuhan, the epicenter of the raging outbreak of the novel Coronavirus in central China, within 10 days for the treatment of infected patients.
Reports showed the under-construction hospital that will specifically treat patients infected with the novel Coronavirus, which has so far killed 26 people and infected more than 880 in China and abroad.
Construction of the special hospital with a capacity of 1,000 beds for patients with coronavirus has begun in Wuhan, according to the model of the hospital built in seven days in Beijing to deal with SARS in 2003. The construction is scheduled to be completed and ready to use by February 3.
The newly set up Wuhan headquarters for the control and treatment of the disease said on Friday that the upcoming hospital covering an area of 25,000 square meters.
During the Sars outbreak in 2003, Beijing had built the Xiaotangshan Hospital, a temporary medical center in the northern suburb of the city. The headquarters said the upcoming hospital will follow the building model of the Xiaotangshan Hospital and use movable plank houses so that the construction is completed quickly.
Unidentified locals from Wuhan told the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post that the authorities are paying workers as much as 1,200 yuan (US$173) per day – three times their usual wage – to accelerate the construction of the hospital.
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