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continued from page 22             people from hospitals affiliated to Joint   (See a YouTube version here: www.you-
         in February, having begun January   Logistics Support Force of Central Mil-  tube.com/watch?v=53nhErXUd9A)
             [4]
         24th . NBC News reported that Chi-  itary Commission and 450 people from   It could be hoped that other regions
         na  Central  Television  quoted  project   medical universities of PLA who were   in the world that need to beef up their

         manager Fang Xiang, as saying that   sent  to Wuhan  earlier. The  hospital   infrastructure  might consider  adopt-
         a project of this scale usually takes at   also uses medical robots in its daily op-  ing China’s approach so they can also
                       [5]
         least two years.  The 269,000 square-  eration to deliver medicines and carry   quickly develop  the facilities needed
         foot site  (according to BBC News)   test samples.” [12]              to control outbreaks of the microscopic
                 [6]
         located on a riverside was prepared   Wikipedia further says, “According   enemy, COVID-19.  WRNWRN
         while materials were being mobilized.   to the reports by Caixin, there were 63
         They installed prefabricated modules   workers  from  Xiangtan, Hunan,  who   Sources
                                                                                 1 New York Times, February 3, 2020, updated February
         with the help of an army of construc-  came to help with the construction.   7, 2020, Amy Qin, “China Pledged to Build a new Hospital
         tion  cranes  and  7,500  laborers  who   They all returned to Xiangtan and were   in 10 Days. It’s Close.” www.nytimes.com
                                                                                 2 Johns Hopkins University, March 21, 2020, Corona-
         worked round the clock with minimal   being quarantined by the local authori-  virus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems
         sleep between shifts.              ties on February 7 after the construc-  Science  and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins Uni-
                                                                               versity. www.arcgis.com
                                                                                 3 New York Times, February 3, 2020, updated February
           Business Insider quotes David Hart-  tion was completed. Two people were   7, 2020, Amy Qin, “China Pledged to Build a new Hospital
         ley, managing director of engineering   confirmed  to  have  COVID-19  among   in 10 Days. It’s Close.” www.nytimes.com
                                                                                 4 CNN News, February 8, 2020, Oscar Holland and Al-
         company MTX, which also focuses on   those  workers  as  of  February  14. Al-  exandra Lin, CNN, “How to design a hospital that’s built
         hospital construction in the UK, as say-  though the source of their infection is   in days, by someone who’s done it before.” www.cnn.com
                                                                                 5 NBC News, February 3, 2020, Yuliya Talmazan, “Chi-
         ing, “Instead of first building the foun-  not  confirmed  yet,  they  believed  they   na’s coronavirus hospital built in 10 days opens its doors,
         dation and then following up with the   were  being infected on the construc-  state media says.” www.nbcnews.com
                                                                                 6 BBC News, January 31, 2020, Sophie Williams, “Coro-
         superstructure (i.e. The steel frame, the   tion  site,  especially after February  3   navirus: How can China build a hospital so quickly?” www.
                                                                               bbc.com
         building, and the cladding), prefabri-  when  Zone  1 was  opened while  there   construction expert broke down how China built an emer-
                                                                                 7 Business Insider, February 5, 2020, Sophia Ankel, “A
         cated units allow the construction of the   was a shortage in supply of masks for   gency hospital to treat Wuhan coronavirus patients in just
         foundation and the building envelope to   construction workers. Those two work-  10 days.” www.businessinsider.com
                                                                                 8 Wikipedia, Huoshenshan Hospital. en.wikipedia.org
         take place in parallel. So the pre-fabri-  ers also claimed that some workers had   construction expert broke down how China built an emer-
                                                                                 9 Business Insider, February 5, 2020, Sophia Ankel, “A
         cated element, which would be the Lego   coughs while working.” [13]  gency hospital to treat Wuhan coronavirus patients in just
         blocks that you would see being craned   Almost simultaneously, another proj-  10 days.” www.businessinsider.com
                                                                                 10 NBC  News, February 3, 2020,  Yuliya Talmazan,
         in, are actually fabricated off-site in a   ect,  the  Leishenshan  Hospital project   “China’s coronavirus  hospital built in  10 days opens  its
                                                                               doors, state media says.” www.nbcnews.com
         factory  at  the  same  time  the  founda-  was  built 25 miles  away, using  the   11 NBC  News, February 3, 2020,  Yuliya Talmazan,
         tions are being prepared on-site.” [7]  same engineering approach as the   “China’s coronavirus  hospital built in  10 days opens  its
                                                                               doors, state media says.” www.nbcnews.com
           Wikipedia says, “The hospital was   Huosheshan Hospital, but on a slightly   12 Wikipedia, Huoshenshan Hospital. en.wikipedia.org
                                                                                 13 Wikipedia, Huoshenshan Hospital. en.wikipedia.org
         built with prefabrication units for fast   larger scale – able to accommodate ap-  14 CNN News,  February 8, 2020, Oscar  Holland and
         construction and installation works. The   proximately 1,300 to 1,500 beds. [14]   Alexandra Lin, CNN, “How to design a hospital that’s built
                                                                               in days, by someone who’s done it before.” www.cnn.com
         units were laid on pillars to keep them   Business Insider reported that a social   “A construction  expert broke down how China built an
                                                                                 15 Business Insider,  February 5, 2020, Sophia Ankel,
         off the ground. Each unit is about 10   media online live stream allowed people   emergency hospital to treat Wuhan coronavirus patients
           2
         m  and fitted with two beds. Each room   to follow the construction progress. [15]    in just 10 days.” www.businessinsider.com
         is depressurized to prevent airborne mi-
         croorganism from spreading out of the
         hospital. It also has specialized ventila-

         tion  systems and double-sided cabinets
         that connect each patient room to hall-
         ways, which allows the hospital staffs
         to deliver supplies without the need to
         enter each patient room. The hospital is

         linked by a video system to PLA General
         Hospital in Beijing.” [8]
           Separate wings  allow  staff  to  treat
         patients with different levels of con-
         tagiousness  or  underlying  conditions
         in separate groups. According to Busi-
         ness Insider, the structure has several
         isolation wards and 30 intensive care
         units.   NBC News,  quoting China’s
              [9]
         state news agency Xinhua, reports that
         the hospital also has sections for diag-
         nosis and infection control. [10]  Approxi-
         mately  1,400  medical specialists have
         been recruited to work there, many of
         whom worked in the past to treat SARS,
         to which the new COVID-19 is related,
         as well as MERS and Ebola, according
         to NBC News. [11]   Wikipedia  confirms
         that “The hospital is manned by 1,400
         medical personnel sent by the People’s   Aerial photo taken on February 5, 2020 shows the construction site of the Leishenshan (Thunder
         Liberation Army, which consists of 950   God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. Photo © Xinhua/Alamy Live News
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