With over 80,000 cases of the Coronavirus in New York alone, the pandemic is rocking the state and the lives of everyone that lives there. In response to the pandemic, Samaritan’s Purse, a North Carolina-based non-profit has set up a field hospital in New York City, across from Mount Sinai Hospital, which is full.
The emergency hospital, situated in Central Park, has 68 beds and a respiratory field unit in order to take as many patients as possible. The emergency hospital is staffed with a 72-member Disaster Assistance Response Team, including doctors, nurses, and other healthcare specialists, from Samaritan’s Purse.
Samaritan's Purse set up an emergency field hospital in New York City’s Central Park in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Today, crisis-trained chaplains (in blue) will leave Charlotte this morning to offer emotional care to doctors, nurses & the community at large. @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/lbUECHIQB0
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This is the second field hospital Samaritan’s Purse, run by Franklin Graham, has set up. The first was set up outside of Milan, Italy on March 20 and has serviced patients since. The 14-tent unit is positioned close to Cremona Hospital in order to assist the overflowing hospital.
“People are dying from the coronavirus, hospitals are out of beds, and the medical staff are overwhelmed,” said Franklin Graham. “We are deploying our Emergency Field Hospital to New York to help carry this burden. This is what Samaritan’s Purse does—we respond in the middle of crises to help people in Jesus’ Name. Please pray for our teams and for everyone around the world affected by the virus.”
Continue to pray for the victims of the Coronavirus and the health workers that are working to save lives around the world every day.