In a move to foster the efforts to deal with the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, UK’s Prince Charles has opened a new 4,000-bed temporary hospital in a conference centre in east London on Friday, April 3.
The first of several being built in Britain and that has been built in just none days, the new state-run National Health Service (NHS) Hospital is named after the trailblazing 19th-century nurse Florence Nightingale.
Paying tributes to everyone involved in the move, he lauded the efforts for the transformation of the giant ExCeL centre into a critical care facility in such a short period of time. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who also tested positive for the deadly virus, said that the NHS Nightingale London will initially take 500 people in the coming days.
Apart from this, temporary hospitals with capacity of up to 3,000 beds are in construction mode in exhibition centres in the cities of Birmingham and Manchester.