Inflatable wards at Ruijin Hospital drill
A drill at Ruijin Hospital on Wednesday showed how it would deal with emergencies in the event of a major public health event.
A suspected outbreak of a mass intestinal infectious disease was simulated in the drill. Three people with diarrhea visited the hospital and diagnosed with the disease. Then another 37 people at the same company were reported to have similar symptoms.
The hospital showed its 5G-based intelligent medical system, which can realize real-time information transfer between ambulances, hospitals and headquarters for quick diagnosis and medical response. It is a national project led by Ruijin to improve the rescue capabilities in major cities.
A long-distance ultrasound system on ambulances can send real-time images to headquarters, which immediately puts medical staff and resources on standby.
In the drill, robots were used for disinfection to reduce medical staff’s exposure and enhance efficiency. Robots were also responsible for patient checking and sample transportation.
Inflatable makeshift wards were used in the drill for the first time.
With advantages of good mobility, low weight, easy construction and reuse, the temporary wards were erected in two hours. Each of the six wards has its own ventilation and disinfection and processing systems to prevent cross infection.