An innovative two-wing model for balancing the demands of inpatients with COVID-19 and general medical service in a designated hospital for COVID-19 in Shenzhen, China

Biosci Trends. 2022 May 17;16(2):163-166. doi: 10.5582/bst.2022.01106. Epub 2022 Mar 17.


Since COVID-19 was first reported in 2019, the pandemic has posed a great threat to human health. Due to its multiple transmission pathways and virus mutation, this epidemic may be protracted further, and it has already placed a heavy burden on healthcare systems. A strategy needs to be devised to address both needs for COVID-19 treatment and demands for general medical service. A two-wing model of hospital operation, which provides a safe treatment environment for patients, an On duty/On Standby work approach for medical staff, and a reliable surveillance system for hospital operation, is an effective management template to help achieve a balance between multiple demands for medical service in this new era of a long-term war against COVID-19.

Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; healthcare personnel; model of hospital operation.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19* / drug therapy
  • China / epidemiology
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Inpatients
  • SARS-CoV-2

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19 drug treatment