Hospital ship USNS Mercy begins treatment of first patients in LA

31 March 2020 (Last Updated March 31st, 2020 11:23)

Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) has started treating the first patients in Los Angeles in support of the US response efforts to contain the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

While in LA, the USNS ship will continue to serve as a referral hospital for non-Covid-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals.

The vessel will provide a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults.

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