Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group Co (TISCO) -- a manufacturer based in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province -- recently completed a contract to supply stainless steel core plates used in the construction of a hospital in South Korea within 48 hours, contributing to the country's fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic.

The stainless steel plates for a new type of assembled core boards were used in the construction of the first negative pressure isolation wards for coronavirus infected patients in Mungyeong city in South Korea. 

In areas severely hit by the epidemic, negative pressure isolation wards are essential to treat and control the purity of the air and ensure the safety of medical staff members and prevent cross-infection.

The TISCO spokesman said his company's stainless steel plates are comparable to reinforced concrete in strength, are light in weight and are more convenient to transport -- also able to resist any subsidence and earthquakes up to magnitude 9 after being assembled in a building. 

Apart from supplying the materials to South Korea, TISCO is assisting more countries abroad in prevention and control of the epidemic, with uninterrupted production of wide-width stainless steel.