CHINA China ensures medical supplies for frontline medics

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China ensures medical supplies for frontline medics

Xinhua

04:42, February 21, 2020

CHINA-GUANGZHOU-NOVEL CORONAVIRUS-GAC-FACE MASK PRODUCTION (CN)

Workers are busy producing face masks at the workshop of GAC Component Co., Ltd. in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 20, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

WUHAN, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- The key supplies for medical personnel on the frontlines to fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic in central China's Hubei Province are guaranteed, and the supplies of living materials are basically abundant.

Lian Weiliang, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission of China, announced at a video press briefing Thursday in Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic.

On Feb. 19, a total of 336,000 N95 masks and 133,000 protective suits were collected across the country and supplied to Hubei, said Lian.

With the growing number of medics sent to Hubei to aid the fight against the virus, as well as the confirmed and suspected patients admitted to hospital for treatment, there will be a huge demand for medical supplies.

There are still some structural problems in the varieties of medical material provisions, according to Lian.


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