Makeshift hospitals in China
Makeshift hospitals built in Wuhan to fight COVID19. Image credit -

As the number of deaths due to COVID19 continues to rise in India, China has offered to construct makeshift hospitals in the country to treat patients infected by the virus.

The Wuhan city in China was the epicenter of COVID19.

As a large number of people were infected by the virus, the Chinese government built makeshift hospitals in Wuhan within a short period.

It has been reported that the makeshift hospitals that China has offered to build in India would be like that of the ones that were built in Wuhan.

According to an article, as per a media report, published by the Global Times, Chinese companies may help build make-shift hospitals in India.

In response to the pandemic, the Chinese government is in touch with the Indian government.

On Sunday, a total of 683,641 COVID19 positive cases were registered globally with 32,144 deaths.

India registered a total of 979 positive cases with 25 deaths.

In China, so far 3,300 people have died of the virus and 2,691 patients are still undergoing treatment.

It has been reported that 75,448 other patients have been discharged after treatment.

The article said Chinese companies already in the South Asian nation can offer help including aiding the locals to build makeshift hospitals like those in Wuhan.

Earlier this week, Ji Rong, the spokesperson in the Embassy of China in New Delhi, had said the Chinese enterprises have started making donations to India to fight the crisis arising out of COVID outbreak.

Ji Rong also said: “We stand ready to provide further support and assistance to the best of our capacity in the light of the needs of the Indian side.”

The article further said the Chinese companies working on the existing projects in India, with sufficient supply networks in place, can take over the construction of the make-shift hospitals like those in Wuhan upon India’s invitation.

In China, the first makeshift hospital to treat COVID19 patients was built in a record time of 10 days at Huoshenshan while the second hospital was built in 12 at Leishenshan.

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