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PKUPH Successfully Completes Its Responsibility for the Winter Olympics Medical Security

2022-02-22

On February 20th, the Beijing Winter Olympics officially concluded with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) declaring that the Games had made history, both on and off the field. The successful hosting of the Games was not only a testament to the athletes’ hard work but also to the medical care team’s selfless dedication.

Aerial photo shows the National Sliding Center in Yanqing District, Beijing.

 

As a designated hospital of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Peking University People’s Hospital (PKUPH) formed a special team consisting of 180 medical practitioners from 36 departments to provide medical security for the participants in such events as figure skating, short track speed skating and ice hockey at the Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing; it also sent 55 staff members from 27 departments to the National Sliding Center in northwestern Beijing’s Yanqing district, where the bobsleigh, skeleton and luge events in the Beijing Winter Olympics were being held.

 

Departure ceremony for the medical team of the National Sliding Center.

 

To implement a strict closed-loop management policy, PKUPH set up a clinic for Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games medical services, and at the same time formulated regulations on the diagnosis and treatment process for all personnel within the closed loop, so as to completely isolate Olympics-related personnel from the public outside the loop. In addition, PKUPH came up with targeted contingency plans and organized a series of training and simulation exercises relevant to providing medical care services for the Winter Olympics.

 

Medical team performing an on-site rescue at the National Sliding Center.

 

After a series of intensive training and drills in the early stage, as well as providing medical security services for test events before the Winter Olympics, PKUPH verified the process and trained the medical team in actual encounters. From January 4th to February 20th, the clinic for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games medical services at PKUPH received 63 patient visits within the closed loop, and the medical team at the National Sliding Center treated 40 wounded and sick.

 

Medical team transferring an injured athlete to the clinic for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games medical services at PKUPH.

 

As a leading medical institution in China, PKUPH has accumulated abundant experience in providing medical security services and is nationally recognized for advanced patient care, particularly for the diagnosis and treatment of challenging cases, which ensures the highest standards of patient care and its competence to cooperate in the successful hosting of a “streamlined, safe and splendid Games”.