Huoshenshan Hospital, one of two hospitals in Wuhan being built to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak, started to treat patients infected on Tuesday morning.
Huoshenshan Hospital, which was built in 10 days, was delivered on Sunday in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak in central China’s Hubei province.
The hospital covering 34,000 square meters now has a capacity of 1,000 beds and a total of 1,400 medical staff from the armed forces have been tasked with treating patients in Huoshenshan Hospital starting from Monday.
The first group of 50 patients from three hospitals, including Wuchang Hospital and Hankou Hospital, has been transferred to the new hospital and the patients are currently under treatment.
Those patients were transported by negative pressure isolation ambulances starting from Monday evening, according to videos posted online.
Replicating Beijing’s SARS treatment model in 2003, Wuhan started building two makeshift hospitals: Leishenshan Hospital and Huoshenshan Hospital.
Kudos to all engineers, workers, and planners for pulling this off in such a short time. Building a hospital in 10 days sounds unbelievable but , China did it! We are praying hard the virus outbreak will be under control soon.