Huoshenshan Hospital — a name that means “Fire God Mountain”
We salute you for this
Dr KK Aggarwal
President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
The first patients arrived Monday at a specialized hospital built in just 10 days as part of China’s intensive efforts to fight corona virus.
Huoshenshan Hospital and a second facility with 1,500 beds that’s due to open this week were built by construction crews who are working around the clock in Wuhan, the city in central China where the outbreak was first detected in December. Most of the city’s 11 million people are barred from leaving the area.
The Wuhan treatment centers mark the second time Chinese leaders have responded to a new disease by building specialized hospitals almost overnight. As severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, spread in 2003, a facility in Beijing for patients with that viral disease was constructed in a week.
In India in the past in five days flat, the Army fixed and handed back the collapsed foot-over bridge at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in 2010. Can India build a 1000 bed hospital in ten days if need arise?