Medical workers attend to patients at the intensive care unit at Beijing Chaoyang hospital on Tuesday as the country struggles with a tidal wave of Covid-19 cases. Photo: Reuters
Medical workers attend to patients at the intensive care unit at Beijing Chaoyang hospital on Tuesday as the country struggles with a tidal wave of Covid-19 cases. Photo: Reuters

‘Near breaking point’: China shifts Covid focus to critical care with push for more hospital beds

  • Local health authorities urged to form networks to respond as peaks in cases hit throughout the system
  • Top-tier facilities told to expand capacity to help ease demand at the community and rural levels

Medical workers attend to patients at the intensive care unit at Beijing Chaoyang hospital on Tuesday as the country struggles with a tidal wave of Covid-19 cases. Photo: Reuters
Medical workers attend to patients at the intensive care unit at Beijing Chaoyang hospital on Tuesday as the country struggles with a tidal wave of Covid-19 cases. Photo: Reuters
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