PHOTO ESSAY: Airmen, Chilean soldiers build tents to expand mobile hospital
/ Published March 25, 2010
ANGOL, Chile --
Airmen assigned to an Air Force Expeditionary Medical Support team along with members of the Chilean army built additional shelters and tents to expand the expeditionary hospital here March 23.
Initially, Airmen built a hospital with a 10-bed capacity and one operating room. After assessing the medical needs of the local community, Airmen expanded the hospital to include two operation wards and the capacity to hold about 70 beds. Also, Airmen constructed six general purpose tents for medical equipment and supplies.
The hospital will be used by medical professionals in Angol to treat the nearly 110,000 in the Angol region. This hospital will be used by the citizens of Angol for up to three years until their local hospital is rebuilt.
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