Makeshift Wuhan Hospital Built In 10 Days Set To Close

The makeshift hospital that was built in 10 days in the Chinese city of Wuhan to cope with the influx of COVID-19 patients is shutting down now that the final four patients were moved to other centres.

Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan in the eastern Chinese province of Hubei was an emergency specialty field hospital built in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in less than two weeks.

According to reports, 15,000 workers were involved in the hospital’s construction and it held around 1,500 beds.

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Wuhan Leishenshan Hospital retired

The hospital received its first patients on 8th February just two days after the building was finished.

The last four patients were transferred to a permanent hospital in Wuhan on 14th April after receiving treatment at Leishenshan Hospital for over a month.

The hospital’s vice president Yuan Yufeng said they treated 2,011 COVID-19 patients during its service.

Around 55 percent of the patients were over 60 years old and 10 percent were over 80.

Meanwhile, 12 patients were older than 90 and 1,078 had serious underlying conditions, according to reports.

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Wuhan Leishenshan Hospital retired

Leishenshan will be disinfected on 15th April before being closed.

The hospital’s closure comes days after Wuhan lifted its lockdown and over 11 million residents were free to travel without permission for the first time in 11 weeks.

The number of new virus cases has been falling significantly in China in recent weeks and as of 15th April, China has reported 83,351 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,222 related deaths were registered in the province of Hubei.


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