BEIJING: China’s National Health Committee sent 1,230 doctors to strengthen care in treating patients suffered coronavirus in Wuhan.
According to a statement, the National Health Committee sent 1,230 health experts and doctors comprised in six teams. The statement read that in addition, six more teams were called up ready to be dispatched at any time.
Earlier according to reports, 450 military doctors had already arrived in the city, including specialists who were fighting the SARS and Ebola epidemics.
The Chinese central authorities will also send at least 2 million personal protective equipment units, including facial masks and clothes to Wuhan.
China’s commerce ministry has already contacted several manufacturers of protective equipment in Jiangsu and Shandong provinces to ensure the supply of more than 2 million masks to hospitals in Wuhan and Hubei province, Xinhua news agency reported.
The unknown type of viral pneumonia, which was first detected in China’s Wuhan in late December, has recently been confirmed to be a new strain of the coronavirus.
According to the latest data, 1,330 people have been infected, with 41 people having died of the disease.
Confirmed cases of the new coronavirus have also been recorded in different cities, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Nepal and France.