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Army To Treat Coronavirus Patients In China

This photograph taken on February 2, 2020 exhibits an inside view of the Huoshenshan hospital, which implies “Fire God Mountain”, after handed over to China’s military in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. STR / AFP


China’s military on Sunday was given management of a nearly-finished discipline hospital that may deal with sufferers on the epicentre of a lethal virus epidemic that has severely strained medical services.

Some 1,400 navy medics will deal with sufferers on the 1,000-bed hospital, dubbed “Fire God Mountain”, which is able to obtain its first sufferers on Monday — simply 10 days after building started, based on state media.

The official Xinhua information company mentioned most of the employees had been concerned within the combat in opposition to one other coronavirus, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed some 650 folks in mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003.

It is one in all two makeshift medical services that the authorities determined to construct with the intention to relieve hospitals swamped with sufferers in Wuhan, the central metropolis on the epicentre of the nationwide well being emergency.

People within the metropolis of 11 million folks, which has been beneath quarantine for greater than per week, have complained of ready hours in line to see a physician.

The new coronavirus, which is believed to have originated at a wild animal market in Wuhan, has killed greater than 300 folks and contaminated one other 14,000.

The second discipline hospital, “Thunder God Mountain”, is ready to begin admitting sufferers on Thursday, with 1,600 beds — 300 greater than initially deliberate.


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