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China building 1,000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirus

 

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A man holding an umbrella walks past excavators at the construction site where the new hospital is being built to treat patients of a new coronavirus following the outbreak and the city’s lockdown, on the outskirts of Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS.

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus, mobilising machinery to get it ready by early next week, state media said.

 

The virus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.

 

Most of the cases are in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated late last year.

 

The new hospital is being built around a holiday complex originally intended for local workers, set in gardens by a lake on the outskirts of the city, the official Changjiang Daily reported on Friday. Prefabricated buildings, which will have 1,000 beds, will be put up, it said.

 

Building machinery, including 35 diggers and 10 bulldozers, arrived at the site on Thursday night, with the aim to get the new facility ready by Monday, the paper added.

 

“The construction of this project is to solve the shortage of existing medical resources,” the report said. “Because it will be prefabricated buildings, it will not only be built fast but it also won’t cost much.”

 

China State Construction Engineering, one of the companies building the hospital, said on Friday it was “doing all it can and would overcome difficulties” to play its part, adding it now had more than 100 workers on the site.

 

Images on state television showed a flurry of activity at the muddy building site with dozens of diggers painted in multiple colours hard at work preparing the ground, as a stream of trucks ferried in materials and equipment.

 

The hospital aims to copy the experience of Beijing in 2003, when the city battled Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). As many as 774 people died globally in the SARS epidemic, which reached nearly 30 countries.

 

At the time, Beijing built the Xiaotangshan hospital in its northern suburbs in just a week. Within two months, it treated one-seventh of all the country’s SARS patients, the Changjiang Daily said.

 

“It created a miracle in the history of medical science,” the paper added.

 

The Beijing hospital, built by 7,000 workers, was originally designed only to take people who were in recovery from SARS to relieve pressure on other hospitals.

 

In the end it treated nearly 700 SARS patients.

 

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Without doctors, nurses, and trained personnel, that is not a hospital, it's a camp.

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1 hour ago, BTB1977 said:

All those machines for digging a big hole.   This doesn't look good.  

gotta be big enough to bury the whole fleet 

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China whatever it's faults can teach Thailand a lesson or too in how to deal with a crisis. Which is a bit rich as the vast majority of the wealthy here are of Chinese heritage themselves. I'm thinking SARS ++ - not nice for those poor unfortunates that get infected and ill or die but not a global zombie attack that many are currently fearing and being hyped up on social media with hysterical videos which feed into the sense of panic and despondency. Social media is as much a blessing as a curse especially for developing news. 

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They certainly need this big new hospital and maybe a cemetery nearby.  From the article:

 

  • Self-proclaimed medic filmed three corpses unattended in a hospital corridor
  • In a post, she accused authorities of covering up the truth of the epidemic
  • She claimed doctors refused to issue diagnoses to control the official figures

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7924805/Chinese-nurse-claims-dead-bodies-left-unattended-Wuhan-hospital.html

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Sigh......

 

Hardly the place to go for factual reporting. The fact that they said 'self-proclaimed' tells us she's not a medic.

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48 minutes ago, zydeco said:

Without doctors, nurses, and trained personnel, that is not a hospital, it's a camp.

With doctors, nurses and trained personnel, it is a hospital.

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33 minutes ago, Traubert said:

Sigh.......

 

Hardly the place to go for factual reporting. The fact that they said 'self-proclaimed' tells us she's not a medic.

There is no doubt that this is serious with serious implications for those most at risk which is the ill, the very young and the old. Thousands die each year as it is. And it is a new virus so there is much we do not know but it is fair to assume at the moment, and in the light of no new scientific evidence that much of the 'hysteria' is a reaction to an unprecedented cautious reaction from the Chinese authorities in light of their response to SARS (which killed just over 800). I'm hoping that a lot of the social media noise is hysteria generated by social media and a lot of collapsing is fainting , panic attacks and sheer fear at what it might be not what it actually is. 

 

Any way that is keeping me from freaking out at the moment. Sleep Peacefully for we don't yet know what tomorrow will bring. 

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And they may need more doctors as well.

 

"Coronavirus doctors have been filmed collapsing as hospitals are reportedly overwhelmed in the quarantined city of Wuhan in China.

Footage shared online appears to show a medic sprawled on the floor after reportedly collapsing amid the outbreak.

His colleagues – including one woman in protective gear – continue to work around him as the sounds of coughing can be heard around the hospital reportedly in Wuhan."

 

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/coronavirus-doctors-collapse-hospitals-overwhelmed-21348105

 

 

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30 minutes ago, TheDark said:

British crazy fear mongering media once again as source. 

 

Dailymail etc. are not newspapers but collection of invented stories for people who are keen to see the world in less realistic ways. 

 

 

Hallelujah brother.

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