Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
China
Home / China / Society

Beijing renovates designated hospitals to increase bed supply

By Xin Wen | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-02-13 15:03

Beijing's top official has called for the renovation and expansion of designated local hospitals for patients infected with novel coronavirus to increase the supply of beds in coping with the fight against the contagion.

As of the end of Wednesday, Beijing had confirmed 366 novel coronavirus pneumonia cases, with three deaths, 68 cured, and another 295 under quarantine for medical treatment at designated hospitals, according to the Beijing Health Commission.

With a huge influx of people returning to Beijing, the capital should strengthen community-level prevention and control measures to cut off the source of contagion using its greatest effort, Beijing Daily reported, citing information from a meeting chaired by the capital's Party Secretary Cai Qi on Wednesday.

Officials and hospitals are also required to spare no effort in treating patients and improving recovery rates. Meanwhile, infection and mortality rates should be lowered within a certain period of time.

Competitive medical resources need to be concentrated to improve the overall treatment level, especially of critically ill and infant patients, according to the meeting.

Renovation and expansion of designated hospitals should also start soon to increase the bed supply, it said.

In late January, the city announced three municipal designated hospitals as well as 17 district level hospitals to receive novel coronavirus pneumonia patients for treatment.

The capital's health authority also announced in late January that Beijing has started rebuilding Xiaotangshan Hospital in Changping district, which was constructed to treat SARS patients in 2003. The newly rebuilt hospital is expected to begin accepting patients in the coming days.

Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US