The COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei, saw great numbers of patients overwhelming the admission capacity of designated infectious
diseases hospitals, which in turn led to insufficient medical supplies fulfilling treatment needs. Hence, Zall Foundation
proposed the construction of COVID-19 Emergency Hospitals to effectively respond to the surging number of COVID-19 cases.
This involved the conversion of existing hospitals that have insufficient, or do not have admission capacities for infectious
diseases patients, into emergency hospitals that solely focus on receiving suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases. From January
30, 2020, Zall Foundation, along with professional medical institutions, reconstructed seven existing professional medical
institutions into COVID-19 Emergency Hospitals in less than 10 days. In total, 4,583 wards were provided after renovation,
where 2,833 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients were cured. The COVID-19 Emergency Hospitals have played an important
role in China's epidemic prevention and control by efficiently easing the problems of insufficient ward beds and inadequate
admission capacities of infectious diseases hospitals.Based on the experience of construction and operation of the emergency
hospitals which are designed in strict adherence to relevant medical standards and regulations, this manual has been compiled
by the Zall Foundation. It aims to provide useful reference to the reconstruction of existing hospitals and practice of expanding
medical resources for all other regions around the world, to effectively contribute to pandemic control. The manual has been
translated into more than 20 languages.