To cope with the new corona virus disease, Wuhan City, China is rushing to build a field hospital in the suburbs. Hundreds of workers and machines were mobilized to complete it within 6 days.
This field hospital is expected to become a centralized isolation center with a capacity of up to 1,000 patients. Previously, China had similar similar field hospitals in the 2003 SARS outbreak, a new corona-related virus that killed nearly 800 people.
As of Friday afternoon (January 24), China has reported 875 confirmed cases and 26 deaths. In addition, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand, as well as Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, have reported new cases of corona virus.
China built a 1,000-bed field hospital, which must be completed in 6 days to cope with the corona virus
According to a preliminary design obtained by the South China Morning Post, China’s first field hospital in this outbreak is being erected in the Caidian district in the west of downtown Wuhan.
China People’s Daily said the facility is likely to be 25,000 square meters wide and will accommodate 1,000 beds.
According to locals in Wuhan, the government is paying project workers up to 1,200 yuan (more than 4 million dong) a day – three times their regular salary – to accelerate. construction progress.
Previously, at the time of the SARS outbreak, China had built a similar field-sized field hospital in Xiaotangshan town, Changping district of Beijing.
Completed in April 2003, this field hospital has been taken over and operated by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. It also has 1,000 beds and has hosted a total of 15% of SARS patients from all over China for two months.
The field hospital construction site in 2003 in Xiaotangshan town, Changping district of Beijing.
Back at the new field hospital on the outskirts of Wuhan, photos from the scene show machines of construction companies, including the China Construction Engineering Department 3 (CCTEB), have begun leveling the ground. , while designers from Citic Pacific Properties complete the structure and architecture.
A source from CCTEB said it expects to receive this final design today, and will complete the entire project in the next six days.
“We will have a reunion dinner for Tet on the site“a construction worker said.”We have no time. We need to hand over this hospital to check in for six days. ”
According to the planned design, this field hospital will be 1-2 stories high and will be assembled from more than 20 pre-built raw blocks.