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21 medical teams newly formed as China steps up severe COVID-19 cases treatment

(Xinhua)    10:09, February 14, 2020

BEIJING, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 21 medics teams have been newly formed amid China's increased efforts to treat severe cases of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) in Wuhan, the epicenter city of the virus outbreak, the National Health Commission (NHC) said Thursday.

With 3,170 healthcare personnel in total, the 21 teams were dispatched by the commission on Wednesday to take over the treatment of patients at 10 intensive care wards and one intensive care unit of Tumor Center of Union Hospital affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, as well as nine intensive care wards and one intensive care unit of Wuhan No. 1 Hospital.

The teams consist of healthcare professionals from provincial-level regions including Sichuan, Zhejiang, Tianjin and Jiangsu.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: Zhao Tong, Liang Jun)

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