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Military capabilities supporting the national health system


Innovative response

The Spanish Armed Forces are cooperating with the national health authorities in order to equip 16 hospitals given a quick response to the need of increasing the health capacities. In this context the main contribution of the Armed Forces is providing engineer assestment to build up hospital centers and health techical support, as well as to carry out logistics and transportation tasks.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Extend the national health facilities and reinforce his response to face up the coronavirus crisis.

Organisations/institutions involved

Spanish Armed Forces

Issues being addressed:

  • Patient care
  • Resource management and mobilisation

Response tags:


Date Submitted:

29 May 2020