Vice premier stresses all-out efforts to treat coronavirus patients
Updated 22:49, 08-Feb-2020

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Saturday called on the medical staff to make the best of every minute to treat the patients diagnosed with novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP).

She emphasized that targeted treatment should be carried out in accordance with patients' individual conditions while stressing that the bed turnover rate needs to be sped up.

There are four main kinds of patients, including those who have been confirmed with the virus, those who are suspected to be infected, those with fever, as well as those with close contacts of confirmed or suspected cases. These four kinds need to be well searched for and treated, she said.

Sun, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, is currently leading a team in central China's Hubei Province, the center of the outbreak, in efforts to guide the epidemic control work there.

The official also called on to ensure the issue of protective materials for the health and safety of medical staff.

The group visited Leishenshan Hospital, the second prefab coronavirus hospital in Wuhan, and other quarantine places.

So far, the central government has dispatched over 100 troops consisting of 11,000 medical personnel to maximize efficiency.