Director of the Jinyintan Hospital Zhang Dingyu, who are diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) but still working in the front-line to combat the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), showed a positive attitude towards his remaining years in an interview with China Central Television (CCTV).

As the director of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, the largest specialist infectious disease hospital in Wuhan, Zhang and his colleagues admitted the first seven patients infected with unidentified pneumonia in late December. In the face of severe shortage of medical resources, Zhang led more than 600 medical staff to combat with new Pneumonia for more than 20 days without holidays. He has to deal with various emergencies every day, leaving only two hours a day for him to take a nap.

Zhang is busy treating patients, but he is also tortured by ALS, and only has five to ten years to live.

Speaking of his disease, Zhang showed no fear, instead he wants to race against time to make contribution to society.!language=1


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