BEIJING, Nov. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Beijing's municipal health bureau has designated
the You'an Hospital and Ditan Hospital to deal with any emergency
cases of the bird flu.
Director of the bureau, Jin Dapeng, said at Friday's municipal news
conference on the prevention human bird flu that the two hospitals are to
arrange sufficient and competent medical staff and will form a special team to
deal with any outbreak of the disease.
At the same time, the hospitals will make emergency plans and provide effective
treatment methods for different suspected cases, Jin said.
The bureau also asked all the hospitals in the national capital to
strengthen training in human bird flu prevention and control.
The official said the bureau will test Beijing's 120,000 medical staff from
Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, and issue qualification certificates to those who pass.
Moreover, a city-wide human bird flu prevention and control exercise will be
carried out across the capital city in early December, involving the establishment
of an epidemic emergency response and control network, verification
of bird flu virus, transport of possible bird flue patients, formation
of an epidemic information reporting system as well as health
authorities' supervision and law enforcement. Enditem