|Location||Jiangxia District, Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Opened||8 February 2020|
|Literal meaning||Mount Thunder God Hospital|
Leishenshan Hospital (Chinese: 雷神山医院; literally: 'Mount Thunder God Hospital') is an emergency specialty field hospital built in response to the 2019–20 novel coronavirus outbreak. The facility is located at No.3 Parking Lot of the Athletes Village in Jiangxia District, Wuhan, Hubei. Stage one of construction was completed on 6 February 2020, and the hospital opened on 8 February 2020. The hospital is planned to have a stage two expansion in the near future.
The name "Leishen" (雷神; 'God of Thunder') refers to Leigong, a deity in Chinese folk religion who punishes both earthly mortals guilty of secret crimes and evil spirits who have used their knowledge of Taoism to harm human beings.
The name "Lei" (雷; 'Thunder') is also related to the concept of wood (木) in wuxing (五行), wherein wood begets fire (木生火) and fire overcomes metal (火克金). In traditional Chinese medicine, the lung belongs to the metal element (金) which governs the lung (肺). So the name conveys the hope that the respiratory infection caused by 2019-nCoV will eventually be eliminated.
At 3:30 p.m. on 25 January 2020, Wuhan municipal government decided to establish an additional hospital named "Leishenshan Hospital" in response to the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak. It is located at No.3 Parking Lot of the Athletes Village in Jiangxia District of Wuhan. On January 27, the National Development and Reform Commission announced the allocation of 300 million yuan to subsidize the construction of Huoshenshan Hospital and Leishenshan Hospital. The same day, the State Grid Corporation of China announced to donate 60.28 million yuan worth of physical materials to the construction of the two hospitals.
On 6 February 2020, the construction of the hospital was completed. On 8 February 2020, a total of 1,600 beds were delivered to the hospital. On the same day, Vice Premier Sun Chunlan visited the building. She stressed that treatment should be carried out based on the priority of the severity of the patient's condition. The first 30 patients were admitted to the hospital on the same day at 8:00 p.m.
As of 22 February 2020, the hospital is operating 977 beds.
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