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Defense delivers ventilators to hospitals

Soldiers are in Zoetermeer Monday began distributing respirators. Defense presents forty copies available.

Soldiers are in Zoetermeer Monday began distributing respirators. Defense presents forty copies available.

The life-saving resources are taken to seven different hospitals in the country. Who use the devices to seriously ill patients corona resuscitate their intensive care units.

Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld, the equipment available at the request of her colleagues of Health, Welfare and Sport.

Bijleveld showed earlier that the Netherlands can rely on the military organization to help in the fight against corona. “Obviously we do what is possible for the Dutch population where possible assist,” said the minister.

Defense also supports transport of patients

Since Saturday, Defense supports include redistributing Brabant patients to other hospitals in the country. Soldiers take the plan on their behalf. Brabant overload yourself to look for places to accommodate patients.

The Royal Military Police wore this weekend a bit. Friday started military police to maintain the travel ban. A day later they assisted in transporting three thousand masks. Which they brought from the airport to various hospitals in the country.

Defense takes into account that as the crisis progresses, civil authorities in the Netherlands and the Caribbean often ask for assistance.

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