Following the United States, a floating hospital for patients with COVID-19 is being prepared in Russia

On Monday, April 6, the US Navy Comfort Hospital entered New York’s harbor. The vessel is equipped with 1000 seats and 12 operating rooms for patients with diseases other than coronavirus, in order to reduce the load from city hospitals filled with pandemic sufferers.

The ship sailed from Norfolk, where he had previously passed a certain technical retrofitting. Before the arrival of Comfort, the harbor of the city was deepened for comfortable movement of the ship.

It was assumed that at least a couple of weeks would pass before Comfort could dock at the epicenter of the pandemic, but, according to the mayor of New York de Blasio, it is gratifying that the ship was able to arrive in 8 days. This will help save many lives, which is more than relevant - about 36 thousand cases of coronavirus were recorded in the city, 790 people died.

In Russia, they decided to adopt the experience of American floating hospitals. So, the Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu ordered the preparation of the military hospital ship “Irtysh” in order to re-equip it to help patients with coronavirus infection. The capacity of the ship will increase to 450 seats. All work must be completed within 10 days.

Earlier, by order of the Minister, the spring draft in Russia was postponed until May 20.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 7 2020 16: 34
    As I understand it, a preventive measure? In the Far East there are not many sick.
  2. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus April 7 2020 18: 43
    I saw in Sevastopol - in the bay there is also a hospital ship Yenisei. It’s a good thing to insure yourself.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) April 7 2020 23: 23
      Yes, it seems that out of the four built two ships remained, "Irtysh" and "Yenisei". Better if it is ready than if it is not.
    2. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) April 8 2020 15: 54
      The Yenisei has a base in Sevastopol. He is assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
  3. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) April 7 2020 19: 46
    That's right, it’s better to prepare in advance so that you don’t run and scream that everything is gone!
  4. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 April 8 2020 21: 23
    Following the United States, a floating hospital for patients with COVID-19 is being prepared in Russia

    There is nothing wrong with that at all! That's why it is a hospital ship. To save people and heal. And very happy. That there are still such ships in the bins of the Motherland. hi
  5. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
    Wanderer039 April 9 2020 00: 02
    Unfortunately, these ships were in poor technical condition ... Well, if they were repaired, or at least realized that they needed to be repaired.