Hospital goes all out to prevent epidemic

Updated: 2020-02-11



Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children launches a series of measures to prevent and control the epidemic outbreak. [Photo/Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children]

Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children has launched a series of measures to prevent and control the epidemic outbreak, according to officials in the hospital in southwestern China. 

The hospital set up various functional groups -- including a medical treatment expert group, an epidemic control group and a logistical support group -- each with designated responsibilities.

Adult fever clinics and child fever clinics were established in the CQHCWC, with pre-checking points at the outpatient’s hall, inpatients department hall and outpatient elevators.

All patients and their family members are given temperature tests and asked about their epidemiological history.

Meanwhile, all the sidewalks and roads in the hospital are monitored and managed, to reduce the time people spend in the hospital. The numbers of visiting companions for inpatients are also under control.

The hospital has developed a fever diagnosis management method, disinfection and isolation system, and disinfection and treatment procedures for patients to protect their health as much and as quickly as possible.  

Officials said the Equipment Management Department worked overtime to buy 203,000 sets of protective equipment, such as medical masks and protective clothing.

As of Jan 31, a total of more than 160,000 sets of protective equipment had been distributed inside the hospital.