China's vice premier inspects makeshift hospitals, urges increased efficiency in treating patients
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan asked hospitals on Tuesday to stay committed to accept and treat patients infected with the novel coronavirus.
Sun, who leads a central government group to guide the epidemic control work in Hubei Province, inspected a quarantine site and two makeshift hospitals in Wuhan City, the epicenter of the outbreak.
Led by Sun, the group checked the medical equipment and the daily necessities for the patients, urging local authorities to try to receive all the patients in need, and increase the number of hospital beds as soon as possible.
On behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, Sun thanked medical teams from Shanxi Province, Shandong Province and Sichuan Province during her inspection, praising their supports offered to Hubei in the battle against the epidemic.
She also highlighted the distribution of protective materials to medics to ensure the safety of fighters on the front line.