Caixin
Jan 22, 2022 05:34 AM
CHINA

In Depth: China’s Lagging Expansion of Medical Infrastructure

In late January 2020, more than 10,000 workers built a new campus for the Third People's Hospital of Shenzhen for emergency use in 20 days to accept Covid-19 patients.
In late January 2020, more than 10,000 workers built a new campus for the Third People's Hospital of Shenzhen for emergency use in 20 days to accept Covid-19 patients.

China has been pouring billions of dollars into public health infrastructure since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, expanding hospitals and infectious disease treatment facilities to upgrade the country’s arsenal for fighting the virus.

The collapse of the hospital system in Wuhan during the early days of the pandemic elevated authorities’ concerns over the capacity of the health-care system for responding to major infectious diseases.

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