Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift 1,000-bed facility in China's Wuhan that was built in just 10 days, received its first coronavirus patients on Monday. A 1,500-bed facility in Leishenshan is due to open later this week.
The construction of the two hospitals in Wuhan, the city in central China worst affected by the ongoing viral epidemic, was ordered to keep the disease contained and prevent the risk of spreading the virus. It is consistent with Beijing's way of dealing with the 2003 SARS outbreak, when a temporary hospital was erected north of the capital in just one week.
Huoshenshan was built near Zhiyin Lake in southwestern Wuhan by some 7,000 carpenters, plumbers, electricians and other construction specialists working around the clock. About 800 pieces of heavy equipment worked simultaneously to get the job done, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
The new hospital is staffed by doctors, nurses and other personnel provided by the Chinese military, who sent 1,400 people to man it. Huoshenshan has 30 intensive care units, double-sided cabinets in which doctors can examine patients without entering isolation wards, robots to deliver food and medicine and take samples from patients, and a video system linked to the main military hospital in Beijing.
Watching the lightning-fast construction of the hospital via a live-stream became a source of national entertainment in China. Leishenshan Hospital is expected to be completed on Wednesday, with its construction also having taken 10 days. It will open its doors to patients on Thursday.
The 2019-nCoV virus has infected some 17,000 people and killed more than 360 in Wuhan. The Chinese authorities restricted travel in the city and the surrounding Hubei Province in an attempt to stop the spread of the epidemic. The only death outside of China was reported in the Philippines last week.
The building of this hospital by the Chinese government should give wake up to the do nothing political machinations of western government that face a growing public homeless problem. If China can build a thousand bed hospital in 10 days what is wrong with western governments when they can't provide housing for their populations. They talk about China human rights abuses, what about western human rights abuses.
A hospital in 10 days is simply astonishing - well done China!
I can safely say China cares about their citizens when they build 2 hospitals with 2.5k capacity in a fortnight to treat the ill and also pump US$150b into the economy at the same time to keep the economy going
They did not build anything. They just took prefab containers and stacked them together. Take alook at the ghost city's not even 5yrs old made for millions of people and none are safe to live in.
And this "prefab containers" fell from the sky?
The Chinese technology to produce these prefabs that would interlock as stand alone units shows the real real ingenuity of the Chinese government and their manufacturing capability. This perhaps why the have a 6%GDP as apposed to U.S. 2.1% GDP
中国生产这些相互连接的预制组件的技术，显示了中国真正的创造力和他们的制造能力。这也许就是为什么中国的 GDP 有6% ，而美国的 GDP 只有2.1%
Agreed the fact is:
ITS FUNCTIONAL & THEY'VE DONE IT!
While it take 10 year to built a shack in US, I wonder what country is great? Let me think this over?
Amazing!! The US should learn how to build homeless shelters from this for the 750,000 US homeless living in the streets!
Daniel Valladolid Fuentes
its shipping containers clobbed together you ignorant!
You apparently have a reading comprehension problem.
Alexander was referring to the engineering and building of the two complexes of linked together sections, as per the subject matter photos provided in the article.
Your chagrin, rage and butthurtery is abundantly obvious.. including your North American style attitude to anyone or any country... that the US flag flappers can provide.
Best at killing its own people. By the way those are cargo containers stacked side by side and the other buildings are just super large pole barns. The Amish could do a quicker and better job.
Like the goodness almighty decided to mount just 20 inches of intestine instead of an actual brain when he creats you? Sure
They are not using 'cargo containers' but are using purpose designed containers. However, I think that you will find that the Chinese are rated as first class engineers these days and therefore likely to be leagues above the engineering reputation of the Amish people. (no offence to the Amish people intended).
After two weeks, the US would still be accepting contracting bids to build two emergency hospitals ...
for some reason pandemics come from china or africa. Only things they have in common .. Lack of hygiene, overcrowding, questionable dietary practices.
OR....... Weaponized germs perhaps. I wonder
It might not look dangerous when compared to inflenza. In the US, for example, they have 159 flu deaths a day and that is in a country that actively promotes vaccination. But this virus is potentially worse as there are no vaccines against it yet and they are still researching it so that they can mount an effective defence. The hospitals were built because their medical services were overstretched in trying to contain the outbreak. It will probably be another couple of weeks before we will understand if they have been successful or not.
USA news: We have assassinated the Iranian general Soleimani. We are a great country. Everything Is OK. Scores of our soldiers in Iraq are suffering from brain damage. But it is OK because most of us, Americans, suffer from brain damage due to 24/7 bombardment by CNN and Fox News. As you have already noticed, even our President and Secretary of State are not particularly right in their heads.
all chinii in the US should be put in camps
Dont forget to add that the US economic bubble is growing sow fast that it will burst soon. No one in the US government are talking about the trillions of virtual non existent money that the fed is pumping in to keep the virtual books balancing.
But hey.. Trump has everyone fooled..
I was looking at the migration camps on Lesbos. It's clear that the EU or has not the necessary funding, or is not interested in the welbeing of these African men, or has not the know-how to build housing like the Chinese are able to do in 2 weeks. Otherwise these "asylum seekers" would have a decent temporary house instead of a tent. It's not only the US that's becoming a third world country, the EU is lagging behind as well. So what's left? Certainly not Africa.
Canada should take notice of this feat. no excuse for a hospital to take years to build
Cut the short trees
T. Agee Kaye
Wish them well. But likely a hospital in name; a warehouse in reality.
I don't think there is any western government that could in 10 days produce a working medical facility to house a thousand people in such short a time. Perhaps it will end being a warehouse but shows China is not a country that can be taken lightly.