US donates $1.3 covid-19 mobile hospital to Nigeria
London, Jan. 25, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The US Africa Command, AFRICOM has donated a 40-bed mobile hospital to the Nigerian government for the treatment of coronavirus patients
The $1.3 million mobile hospital provides a negative pressure facility to isolate COVID patients and can support up to 40 patients at any given time
The US Mission in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the structure has been assembled at the Federal Medical Centre Jabi, FCT.
According to the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, Alaska Structures Field Hospital was built in the USA and assembled in Abuja by an all-Nigerian team.
“Supporting the healthcare workers who are caring for patients at this facility and other treatment facilities across the country is critical to Nigeria’s effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The hospital here before us today is a testament to the continued partnership between our two countries. Through the support of the U.S. Department of Défense, U.S. Africa Command, this hospital will contribute to the safety of healthcare workers who are treating patients with COVID-19”
The unveiling was done by the Minister of State For Health, Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora and US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard.
The US Africa Command has been involved in the distribution of critical medical supplies, PPE to frontline health workers in many African countries
recently in #Burundi, supplies include face shields, gowns, caps, hoods & plastic aprons for medical professionals & patients at Prince Louis Rwagasore Clinic, Kira Hospital, Military Hospital of Kamenge, & Red Cross Burundi.
Critical medical supplies, PPE reach frontline health workers in #Burundi.— US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) January 14, 2021
Supplies include face shields, gowns, caps, hoods & plastic aprons for medical professionals & patients at Prince Louis Rwagasore Clinic, Kira Hospital, Military Hospital of Kamenge, & Red Cross Burundi. https://t.co/e59IZDNddO pic.twitter.com/tuNhCjBFOQ
2021 marks the 60 years of U.S.-Nigeria diplomatic relations, and many years of health partnerships