Do we have statistics on the facilities? I understand these SCS hospital ships are different from China's other hospital/medivac ships. Daishan Dao is 14k ton displacement, USNS Mercy is a whopping 60k tons. Would be interested in knowing the facilities, say operating theaters, ICU units, dental, burn unit, possible expansion for more beds during wartime. Since these ships are many times smaller than the other hospital ships, I wonder how the allocation goes. I wonder if there are hyperbaric chambers onboard.
USNS Mercy are converted from a commercial tanker ship. You shouldn't compare. The Chinese hospital ships were built from the ground up for it.
What interests me more is whether the hospital ship is capable of handling infectious diseases which requires a specialized ventilation system. Both USNS hospital ships were not up to this task, they were assigned for non-Covid tasks and yet some of their crew still got infected with it