Fiero Milano, an exhibition center in Milan, has been converted into Italy’s largest intensive care facility for Coronavirus patients, in just 10 days.

The pavilions of the vast building, which normally hosts fashion shows and trade fairs, will now accommodate 200 patients in need of intensive care.
Attilio Fontana, president of the Lombardy region, of which Milan is the capital, inaugurated the hospital on 30 March, saying: “It will be the symbol of our victory against Coronavirus and the symbol of the recovery of our nation.”.
The new hospital was built over 10 days by 500 workers in operation around the clock, with donations pouring in from Made in Italy businesses and fashion houses.

Once fully operational it will see 200 doctors, 500 nurses and other 200 professional figures employed, according to general manager of Milan’s Policlinico hospital: “We have done in 10 days what would normally take a few years.”

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