Another hospital chief at the center of the corona virus outbreak has reportedly been admitted to hospital after contracting the disease.
Dr. Wang Ping, the head of Wuhan 8 Hospital, was treated at Jinyintan Hospital in the city, the media said today.
Yesterday, the director of the Wuhan Wuchang Hospital died of the disease after “total rescue efforts.”
Coronavirus has killed seven health professionals and infected more than 1,700 medical staff in China.
Dr. Wang Ping (photo), the head of Wuhan 8 Hospital, affected by the virus, state media reported. The doctor would be treated at the Wuhan Jinyintan hospital
Dr. Wang’s disease was reported by Beijing News, citing sources in Wuhan No. 1. 8 Hospital
A message circulating on Chinese social media earlier today claimed that doctors urgently needed blood plasma to save Dr. Save Wang.
Liu Zhiming (photo), the director of the Wuchang hospital, died of the corona virus yesterday
Chinese authorities have urged newly recovered corona virus patients to donate their blood because their plasma is thought to have antibodies against the deadly virus.
A spokesperson for the No. 8 Hospital confirmed that Dr. Wang had contracted the new corona virus and was being treated at Jinyintan Hospital.
The spokesperson added that Jinyintan had found suitable blood plasma.
The hospital did not comment on Dr. Wang’s condition.
The news comes after Dr. Liu Zhiming, the 51-year-old leader of the Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died yesterday morning after “total rescue efforts failed,” CCTV said.
Dr. Liu was praised for his “important contributions to fighting and controlling new corona virus.”
The new coronavirus has killed at least 2,012 people and infected more than 75,000 people worldwide
Li Wenliang, 34, succumbed to the deadly infection in the early hours of February 7 local time, despite attempts to resuscitate him. The eye doctor caught the attention of the public after being reprimanded by the police and accused of spreading ‘fake news’ for social media warning of ‘SARS at a seafood market in Wuhan’. His hospital initially denied reports of his death
Mourners express their respect to deceased Chinese doctor Li Wenliang during a vigil in Hong Kong on 7 February. The public has Dr.’s hospital. Li accused of trying to cover up the truth
China has been accused of trying to cover up the deaths of medical workers during the health crisis.
Reports of his death were initially withdrawn Monday evening by officials who claimed that doctors were still trying to revive him.
The same scenario happened to another medic, whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang, who died of the virus two weeks ago.
A nurse preparing medicines for patients in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for new coronavirus-infected patients in Wuhan, China’s Hubei province, where the outbreak began
A new government announcement prohibits citizens in the province from leaving their homes unless there are ‘special circumstances’. Officials have also ordered civilians in Wuhan to stay on the street at least 1.5 meters apart if they have to leave their buildings
Wuhan 8 Hospital and Jinyintan Hospital have no official statement about the state of Dr. Wang released.
Hubei, located in central China, accounts for more than 80 percent of confirmed cases and 95 percent of deaths worldwide.
At night, regional health officials reported 1,693 new cases from a national total of 1,749 and 132 of the 136 new deaths across China.
The new coronavirus epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people in China and infected more than 75,000, and has spread to at least two dozen countries around the world.