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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:50 PM

Breaking: U.S. Air Force Transports Large Field Hospital to Jamaica Donated by Southcom to Support

Islandís Covid-19 Response
to deal with increasing Covid-19 cases. Will be set up between September 20 and 23rd

How interesting - will be handed over on September 24.

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https://www.southcom.mil/News/PressReleases/Article/2354139/us-air-force-transports-large-field-hospital-to-jamaica-donated-by-southcom-to/
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KINGSTON, Jamaica Ė A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft transported a large mobile field hospital from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., to Kingston, Jamaica Sept. 19, where it will be donated to health-care providers and used to support the Caribbean nationís ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation, made on behalf of the American people, cost $753,000 and was purchased as part of U.S. Southern Commandís (SOUTHCOM) ongoing assistance to nations responding to the global pandemic in the Caribbean, Central America and South America, and funded by the commandís Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP).

The SOUTHCOM-funded hospital can house up to 70 patient beds and will support health and public-safety professionals laboring tirelessly to care for patients, save lives and mitigate suffering. The modular hospital is equipped to operate autonomously and includes a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) and ultraviolet-light air-scrubber system, two diesel generators, and eight air conditioning units. Medical teams using the hospital can configure it to isolate patients and conduct surgical operations, if needed.

The field hospital will be set up Sept. 21-23 and delivered ready for the Jamaican government to staff, equip and operate. A team of civilian trainers will instruct Jamaican medical and support teams chosen to run the mobile hospital on its assembly, set up, use, disassembly, transportation and storage.

U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia, accompanied by U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of SOUTHCOM, will officially hand over the field hospital Sept. 24. A ceremony will be held at the National Chest Hospital in Kingston. Dr. Horace Chang, Jamaicaís Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, and Dr. Christopher Tufton, Jamaicaís Minister of Health and Wellness, will be in attendance.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:56 PM

1. outstanding

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:58 PM

2. OMG Malaise. I didn't realize it was that bad on your island.

Stay well, dear!

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:03 PM

3. Since these effin'idiots decided to call an election and campaign

up and down. Before that they opened the travel and folks just walked in and refused to obey quarantines.

Check out this graph and thanks for the good vibes


https://www.google.com/search?q=covid+19+jamaica&oq=covid+19+jamaica&aqs=chrome..69i57j35i39j0l4j69i61j69i60.8272j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:10 PM

4. Good

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