Another 2,600 military medical personnel were sent to the central China city of Wuhan – epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak – with approval from Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission. This marks the third deployment of military medics in the effort to contain the outbreak.
The newly sent personnel will be in charge of patients at Wuhan’s 860-bed Taikangtongji Hospital and the 700-bed Hubei Provincial Women and Children’s Hospital, running services similar to 1,400 of their colleagues at the fully operational Huoshenshan Hospital.
Besides clinics, both hospitals will open up additional departments for infection contamination, special treatment, radio-diagnosis, and disinfection.
At this point, a total of over 4,000 medical staff from the Chinese armed forces have already been dispatched to Wuhan.