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Shaanxi national medical rescue team departs for Wuhan

Updated: Mar 23, 2020 Print
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On Feb 4, 43 members of the national emergency medical rescue team from Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital departed for Wuhan to help out with diagnosis and treatment of the outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus.

Joining the 43 members is a mobile cabin hospital, with a fleet of special medical vehicles including a radiation car, inspection car, living vehicle, camping vehicle, material vehicle and a power generation and water vehicle.

The mobile cabin hospital can receive 200 patients per day, is equivalent to the intake of a second-level hospital. It only takes about 30 minutes to build and the entire area is about 2,000 square meters.

"Our team participated in the rescue of the 2013 Ya'an earthquake. We have experience and basic life is also guaranteed. I have already prepared well," said Cui Yaqing, leader of the nursing team.

Of the members of the rescue team, 28 are professional technicians in the three major categories of medicine, nursing, and medical technology.

It is expected to arrive in Wuhan in 14 hours.


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