Footage Shows Russia Building COVID Hospital In 40 Days

This footage shows how Russia has built a medical centre for treating coronavirus patients in just 40 days.

Local media report over 1,000 workers from the Russian military building complex took part in constructing the medical centre in the city of Smolensk in the north-western Russian region of the same name.

According to the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the official ceremony of opening the brand new medical centre took place yesterday (30th April).

Credit: Newsflash/Russian Defence Ministry

The two-storey building was built in an area measuring 6,400 square metres (68,889 square feet) and the centre can treat 60 patients at the same time.

The centre has reportedly been equipped with all the necessary equipment for treating patients with coronavirus: X-ray equipment, computer tomography, ultrasound machines, anesthesiology and endoscopy equipment.

According to Russia’s deputy Minister Of Defence Timur Ivanov, 44, the medical centre, alongside with the other 15 that are being built in the county, is designed with the possibility of using telemedicine technology for real-time consultations with leading experts in the sphere.

Credit: Newsflash/Russian Defence Ministry
A multifunctional medical center of the Ministry of Defenсe was opened in Smolensk

The works started on 20th March and the object was commissioned on 30th April, with 1,118 workers reportedly working around the clock to complete the project.

In total 16 medical centres have been planned to be built quickly in Russia to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Two of them in Odintsovo and Nizhny Novgorod are now ready to receive patients.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, there have been 106,498 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Russia, with 1,073 deaths.

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Story By: Gheorghi CaraseniSub Editor:  Joseph GolderAgency: Newsflash

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