Inner Mongolia prepares extra 34 virus fighting hospitals
The Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Prevention and Control Command Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region holds a news conference to explain virus fighting preparations. [Photo/chinanews.com]
In response to the possible spread of the novel coronavirus, Inner Mongolia has prepared another 34 reserve hospitals -- on top of the already operating 113 designated hospitals.
That’s according to information released by the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Prevention and Control Command Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Feb 12.
“Judging from the daily number of newly diagnosed cases, the epidemic situation in Inner Mongolia is currently stable,” said Wang Zhanguo, deputy director of the Health Commission of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Wang added that it not only showed that the previous measures for epidemic prevention and control had achieved practical results, but also indicated that the current epidemic situation in Inner Mongolia was still in the early stages of the epidemic.
Wang explained that further preparations for fighting the virus in Inner Mongolia mainly focused on the beds of medical institutes, medical staff and medical equipment.
Currently, a total of 3,359 beds in Inner Mongolia’s 113 designed hospitals and 34 reserve hospitals are available to receive patients. Of these, 2,511 beds are ready to be put into use at any time.
Officials said that with regards to medical staff and equipment, Inner Mongolia has prepared 2,387 doctors, 4,317 nurses and 966 sets of equipment such as ventilators and electrocardiogram monitoring machines.
Meanwhile, Inner Mongolia has established eight medical teams with a total of 62 members. Officials said they can head to any place in Inner Mongolia to support medical rescue work at any time.