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Argentine Air Force Mobile Field Hospital


The Argentine Air Force Mobile Field Hospital ( ) is a field hospital operated by the Argentine Air Force. It is one of three health centers of its kind worldwide .

Description

The unit has a 64-member staff personel between militaries and civilians and is made up to 14 containers Pictorial which when they are all assembled together they occupy 360 m2. Fourteen flights of C-130 Hercules aircraft are needed to fully deploy the Hospital.

Among the services provided by the Hospital are surgeries, odontology, pharmacy, etc. The Hospital has is own laboratory, water purification plant and power generation engine.

Thanks to its isolation construction can withstand temperatures from -15 to 40 Celsius and can endure harsh tremors as demonstrated to remain operational after the earthquake of January 2010 in Haiti.

Deployments

1981 : San Luis Province

1982 : Comodoro Rivadavia during the Falklands War ( )

1983 : Chaco and Formosa provinces.

1984-1986 : Buenos Aires province

1993-1995 : Mozambique under United Nations mandate

2000-2003 : Kosovo Force (KFOR) under NATO mandate

2004 : Deployment to Afghanistan aborted due Hurricane Jeanne: Deployed to Haiti instead.

2004-Present : MINUSTAH medical facility in Haiti

2010- : Twelve modules are been deployed to Curico after the Chile earthquake

2010 Haiti Earthquake

On January 12, 2010 while deployed at Port-au-Prince serving as medical facility for MINUSTAH troops the hospital was the only one still opened following the earthquake treating nearly 1,000 people on the first night

Both U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton congratulated Argentina for the Hospital quick response in the first critical hours after the earthquake The same did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during his visit to Buenos Aires on 1 March 2010 I thanked the president for the excellent work that is done by the Argentine doctors and peacekeepers in Haiti.

References

La Fuerza Aerea dara apoyo sanitario en Puerto Principe

El hospital argentino en Haiti, un reflejo de los dramas cotidianos

Un hospital es blanco del conflicto etnico

External links

Official site

Hospital Reubicable at defesanet.com.br

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