At a reported 1,000 beds, the purpose-built hospital is “huge,” says Jessica Fairley, associate professor of medicine and global health at Emory University. The Economic Times of India reports that it took a crew of 7,000 workers to get it built in time, and that some 1,400 doctors, nurses, and other personnel are already in place to staff it. But given the need for more facilities to provide care for the sick, building more space makes sense, she says. The new coronavirus outbreak “is really straining, immensely, the hospitals that are there,” she says. Having a facility dedicated solely to this illness will, at least in theory, streamline treatment.