A municipal health emergency system, which consists of three subdivisions and a “mobile hospital,” was established in Shenzhen on Friday, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported.
The three subdivisions, which include nine teams totaling more than 220 medical personnel, each specialize in acute infectious disease, emergency medical rescue, as well as poison and nuclear radiation control.
Shenzhen aims to build a citywide network of health emergency response teams by the end of 2020.
For the first time, the health emergency system introduces the mobile hospital project, which is undertaken by the Seventh Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangming District and funded by the city government.
The only one of its kind in Shenzhen, the hospital features an emergency medical rescue team of nine ambulances that can operate for 72 hours without supplies.
In major disasters or severe accidents, the ambulances can directly reach the scene to form a “mobile hospital.” The hospital can simultaneously carry out two surgeries, examine at least 100 patients within 24 hours, and complete at least 20 operations of three different scales.
Concrete standards have also been set for the assessment of the emergency response teams. According to the Daily, emergency workers of the municipal emergency response teams will have to receive at least 30 hours of training and conduct two emergency practice drills every year.
The health emergency response subdivision that specializes in emergency medical rescue includes two land-based, one air-based and one sea-based teams.