Military Capabilities

Covid-19: Chinese-donated military hospitals deployed in Argentina and Ecuador

24 March 2020

The Argentine and Ecuadorian armies have both deployed mobile military hospitals donated by China to support their governments' response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Argentine Army's Hospital Militar Reubicable (HMR), transported in a fleet of 13 containers, has been installed close to the Hospital Militar Campo de Mayo, a military medical centre in Buenos Aires, to support the hospital's work, according to a 21 March press release by the Argentine government. The field hospital has two operating rooms, a facility for X-rays and ultrasounds, a 7,000-litre water tank, a kitchen, and space for up to 28 patients. The HMR was donated by the Chinese government in 2017.

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