USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) hospital ship has departed from a naval base in San Diego to Los Angeles to support to the US’s response efforts to contain Covid-19.

USNS Mercy departed from its base carrying over 800 navy medical personnel and support staff, a medical treatment facility (MTF), and over 70 civil service mariners.

Acting as a referral hospital for non-Covid-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals, the vessel will provide general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults.

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