Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital

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Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital
Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital
Location Jiangjunlu Subdistrict, Dongxihu District, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Coordinates 30°40′9″N114°16′53″E / 30.66917°N 114.28139°E / 30.66917; 114.28139 Coordinates: 30°40′9″N114°16′53″E / 30.66917°N 114.28139°E / 30.66917; 114.28139
Opened18 July 2008;12 years ago (2008-07-18)
Website www.whyljz.com.cn

The Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital (Chinese :武汉市金银潭医院) is a public hospital located on Jinyintan Avenue in the Jiangjunlu Subdistrict, in the Dongxihu District of Wuhan, Hubei, China, and a unit directly under the Wuhan Municipal Health and Health Committee. [1] Jinyintan Hospital specialises in infectious diseases. [2] [3] [4] Jinyintan Hospital is one of the designated hospitals for emergency medical treatment in Hubei, including Wuhan. [5] [6] [7] The hospital's president is Dr. Zhang Dingyu, a respiratory specialist. [8] [9] Its vice-director is Dr. Huang Chaolin. [7]

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in China, many of those infected were treated here, including some of the first COVID-19 patients. [2] [10] The hospital saw 170 people with pneuomonia symptoms by January 23, 2020, and nearly 500 COVID-19 patients at the peak of the pandemic in Wuhan. [11] [8] In January 2020, a group of researchers at the hospital published a paper in which they said they were concerned that the virus had "acquired the ability for efficient human transmission," [12]

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