Build a hospital in 10 days — or less!

Time-lapse footage taken from above shows the construction of Huoshenshan hospital in Wuhan city, which has been built to deal with coronavirus patients.

According to Chinese authorities, construction began on 24 January, with the hospital due to open on 3 February.

They finished it 2 days ahead of schedule.

3 thoughts on “Build a hospital in 10 days — or less!

  1. Contagion says:

    “In Pictures: Inside Wuhan’s fast-built hospital : New 1,000-bed facility dedicated to treating people infected with coronavirus in Chinese city begins receiving patients.”
    “U.S. Hospitals Unprepared For A Quickly Spreading Coronavirus”
    “The Wuhan coronavirus spreading from China is now likely to become a pandemic that circles the globe, according to many of the world’s leading infectious disease experts.
    The prospect is daunting. A pandemic — an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents — may well have global consequences, despite the extraordinary travel restrictions and quarantines now imposed by China and other countries, including the United States.
    Scientists do not yet know how lethal the new coronavirus is, however, so there is uncertainty about how much damage a pandemic might cause. But there is growing consensus that the pathogen is readily transmitted between humans.
    The Wuhan coronavirus is spreading more like influenza, which is highly transmissible, than like its slow-moving viral cousins, SARS and MERS, scientists have found.”

  2. moss says:

    Listening to Asian news today…an example of a repurposed military springing into useful action. The hospital in the article has 1000 beds. The PLA is providing 1400 medics trained for exactly this kind of public health challenge.

  3. 社会主义市场经济 says:

    “How can China build a hospital in 10 days?”
    LIVE: Leishenshan Hospital under construction in Wuhan, China
    “Leishenshan Hospital (Chinese: 雷神山医院; literally: ‘Mount Thunder God Hospital’) is an emergency specialty hospital currently under construction in response to the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Construction began in the evening of 25 January 2020 and operations are scheduled to start by 6 February. The facility is located at No.3 Parking Lot of the Athletes Village in Jiangxia District, Wuhan, Hubei, and is designed to treat people with the 2019 novel coronavirus.
    At 3:30 p.m. on January 25, 2020, Wuhan municipal government decided to establish another hospital named “Leishenshan Hospital”. On January 27, the National Development and Reform Commission announced the allocation of 300 million yuan to subsidize the construction of Huoshenshan Hospital and Leishenshan Hospital. The same day, the State Grid Corporation of China announced to donate 60.28 million yuan worth of physical materials to the construction of the two hospitals.

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