The head of the United States Southern Command, Admiral Craig S. Faller, led today in Buenos Aires the donation of three mobile hospitals for Argentina on behalf of the Department of Defense, to support Argentina in joint efforts to combat COVID-19. The Argentine Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, and her defense counterpart, Agustín Rossi, also participated in the ceremony.
“Since the COVID-19 crisis began, SOUTHCOM has worked closely with its Argentine partners,” said Admiral Faller. “Together, we have made 15 humanitarian assistance donations related to COVID to support Argentina’s response to the pandemic, providing protective equipment, medical supplies, and monitoring and detection tools.”
As a world leader in the international response to the pandemic, the United States Government is making donations this week of $ 3.5 million in supplies for the fight against COVID to Argentina, and projects more donations in the short term. This week’s donations include three field hospitals, oxygen generators, search and rescue teams and other supplies. Field hospitals will be used strategically where it is most needed for patient care.
The donation includes training on how to maximize the use of these hospitals during disaster or pandemic situations.