In the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, COVID-19 patients who have been cured and discharged from the hospitals are being asked to stay at special recovery centers for 14 days so that they can receive relevant professional post-treatment care.
By now, Wuhan has built 354 recovery centers, receiving a total of over 15,000 such COVID-19 patients.
The recovery center at the Hubei University was made temporarily from part of the dormitories and buildings in the university and will accommodate more than 1,300 people after it is completed.
The center is equipped with over 400 staff members. Moreover, TCM medical workers and psychological doctors who help ensure the physical and mental health of the patients as well as logistics support providers that are cleaning the facilities and delivering meals so that the patients can feel comfortable.
The recovery center provides meals for patients at a standard of 150 yuan per person per day so that the patients could get enough nutrition, said Chen Jing, deputy director of the recovery center.
COVID-19 patients who have been discharged may still suffer from trauma related to their respiratory system and digestive system infections. Therefore, this makes it important to manage their health after the basic treatment, said Guo Liping, deputy director of the department for disease control and prevention at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, adding that the special centers can efficiently provide professional health management services.
In addition to all of this, these patients can receive psychological assistance at the recovery centers, which will help them better return to normal life after the quarantine, according to Guo.
Editor: Crystal H