On March 18, the First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, officially launched the “Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment,” which was co-written by dozens of medical experts and doctors at that hospital.
The Chinese and English versions are now available. Italian, Korean, Japanese and Spanish versions of the handbook will be launched very soon. Different language versions can now be downloaded for free at AlibabaCloud. The Jack Ma Foundation, Alibaba Cloud and AliHealth have played an active role in helping to share the experiences of Chinese doctors with the rest of the world.
This handbook was based on the guidelines for prevention, control, and diagnosis and treatment of the National Health Commission of China. It is the result of two months of practical treatment, and summarizes applicable methods for treating COVID-19 patients – especially critically ill patients – while serving as a point of reference for other countries battling the pandemic.
Liang Tingbo, head of the First Affiliated Hospital, said data shows the mortality rate in other countries is not lower than China’s. We need to bring our experience and methods to the world and help other countries take less detours, which will benefit more patients and reduce patient mortality, Liang said.
As the designated hospital for the treatment of critically ill patients with COVID-19 in Zhejiang Province, the First Affiliated Hospital has treated 104 patients with COVID-19 so far, including 78 critically ill and severe patients, accounting for up to two-thirds of such cases. But through careful treatment, no medical staff members have been infected, no confirmed patients have died and zero suspected cases have been missed.