Sixty-eight bed field hospital set up in Central Park

April 24, 2020

The 68-bed field hospital set up in in Central Park began treating patients on April 1 for Mount Sinai Health System is directly across Fifth Avenue from one of its main hospitals, according to an article on The New York Times website.

The tents, which are operated by the evangelical Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse, have the look of an Ebola treatment unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some of its staff have previously been deployed.

The group has set up field hospitals in wartime Mosul, Iraq; after an earthquake in Ecuador; following a hurricane in the Bahamas; and during a diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh, the article said.

The Central Park facility has 10 I.C.U. beds and ventilators, seven of which were being used at the beginning of last week. The facility had treated 130 patients as of April 14.

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