Since the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, in January, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached nearly 75,000 so far in China and more than 45,000 so far in Wuhan. The rapid infection growth in Wuhan has brought three to four times the amount of infectious medical waste, and the original medical waste disposal facilities in the city have been unable to meet this surge of medical waste, which creates further risks.
As China’s largest professional supplier of medical waste treatment equipment, Gient is helping the Wuhan government build a medical waste treatment plant capable of processing 30 tons per day. The plant, which aims to solve the urgent problem of accumulating medical waste, will have a 45-ton processing productivity and will operate 24 hours per day. It is expected to be completed in 15 days.
To build a medical waste treatment plant within 15 days is a formidable challenge, and under the severe epidemic situation of factory shutdown, market closure and traffic control, it was an impossible task, the company stated. However, since receiving this mission from the government on February 7, Gient said it came up with the design and construction plan within three days. All goods were delivered to Wuhan within five days.
“Fearless of the infection risks in the frontline, Gient employees took the initiative to ask for offering support to Wuhan,” said the company in a statement. “The Gient CEO Mr. Gong personally was taking the Gient team with over 20 technical elites to Wuhan to complete this mission. All this is for one reason: to contribute our strength, to fight against the epidemic.”
At the same time, Gient provided the Wuhan government and Hubei Province with a variety of medical waste treatment solutions, including centralized disposal plants, a mobile station for emergency situations and onsite equipment for isolated hospitals.