Alabama Requests FEMA Aid For Swamped Hospitals

The Montgomery Advertiser reports:

A federal team of health care workers is deploying to a south Alabama hospital amid an ongoing “crush” of COVID-19 patients threatening to overwhelm the state’s health system.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will send a 13-person team to South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Alabama. The director of the team is on the ground in Foley today, and additional members will travel to the state over the weekend.

Alabama has assessed at least eight hospitals for disaster medical assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, requesting up to 200 ICU nurses in addition to a number of doctors and other specialties such as paramedics.

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