Shanghai plans emergency wards for novel coronavirus patients

Cai Wenjun
City puts preplan into operation to construct medical wards and facilities in preparation for the demand for epidemic control and patient treatment. 
Cai Wenjun

Shanghai has started a preplan to construct medical facilities for urgent use, Wu Jinglei, director of Shanghai Health Commission, told a news briefing on Monday.

All coronavirus patients should be kept together for treatment. “Patients, experts and resources should be put together, under the requirement of the National Health Commission,” Wu said,

Currently, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center is the designated hospital for coronavirus patients. Wu said the center reserved space and basic infrastructure for emergency use when it started construction in 2003.

“Now, we have kicked off our preplan to construct medical wards and facilities for emergency use to prepare for the demand for epidemic control and patient treatment,” Wu added.

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