Fifteen well-equipped 3D-printed rooms were put into use for quarantined patients infected with the novel coronavirus in a major designated hospital in Xianning, a city neighboring Wuhan, in Hubei Province, on Thursday.
The 3D-printed rooms of about 10 square meters each have reached the standards for quarantined patients in terms of heat preservation and isolation, said Huang Jinxue with the hospital.
Each room is equipped with an air-conditioner, bathroom and shower facilities for the daily needs of patients.
The 15 movable rooms were made in one day by a materials company based in Suzhou, a city known for manufacturing and high-tech industry.
Xianning had reported 443 confirmed cases by the end of Wednesday, according to the provincial health commission.