Peking : In the run-up to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Beijing, from 5 October to 31 December, the Beijing Organizing Committee will host 10 international matches, 3 international training weeks and 2 domestic test events at 8 stadiums in the Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou competition zones.
Ensuring comprehensive health monitoring during the test matches is a vital part of the logistical work. As the only designated medical care center covering the above 3 competition zones, Peking University (PKU) Third Hospital has meticulously combined healthcare services with pandemic control protocol, aiming to improve its healthcare system and provide high-quality services and support for the Games.
According to the Committee’s arrangements, PKU Third Hospital serves as the designated hospital for the 3 sporting events held in the National Indoor Stadium, National Speed Skating Oval and National Aquatics Center. Besides providing athletes with quality health care, it will cater to treatment demands of stadium staff and volunteers as well. PKU Third Hospital Yanqing Branch and PKU Third Hospital Chongli Branch also oversees the medical work of several sporting events, including the Alpine skiing test match and International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski World Cup.
PKU Third Hospital has also formed a team with approximately 40 staff spanning 20 medical departments. To support more than 100 health professionals from PKU Third Hospital Yanqing Branch, it has also sent around 20 experts from its specialist departments and experienced first aid members over.
Compared to the previous Winter Games, health care is centered on pandemic control this time round. PKU Third Hospital has formed an expert team consisting of medical staff with pandemic-control experience and infection-control specialists. With characteristics of different regions in mind, they have adopted several measures to improve treatment efficiency while reducing the risk of exposure for medical staff.
To ensure that the other two branches adopt comparable pandemic control measures, the expert team has organized emergency exercises and staff training. At the same time, the team has compiled and circulated pandemic control instructions based on the features of Delta variant, with reference to relevant materials of the Winter Games and pandemic control requirements.