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Governor requests Army support hospital be set up in Albuquerque

Governor requests Army support hospital be set up in Albuquerque

KOB Web Staff
Updated: March 26, 2020 09:23 PM
Created: March 26, 2020 05:04 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wrote a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Defense to request a manned 248-bed Army combat support hospital that would be set up in Albuquerque.

She is asking for the hospital to be in place by April 10, or soon thereafter. 

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The governor said the hospital will be used to respond to COVID-19 outbreak, which she said threatens to overwhelm the state's current medical facilities.

It's not clear when the U.S. Secretary of Defense is expected to respond to the letter.


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