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 .
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.
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.
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