SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) – The C-17 transport aircraft from the Netherlands arrived with medical equipment, protective equipment, and medicines to treat corona patients, the Dutch Office of Representation (VNP) in Philipsburg said in a press statement on Sunday.
The plane was welcomed by VNP head Chris Johnson, officials from the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC), Dutch Ministry of Defense, and law enforcement officials.
Included is a mobile hospital, a so-called ‘Hospitainer’, which has room for six (6) independent Intensive Care spaces. This will be set up by marines and the fire department on Sunday and Monday. With the additional equipment, six (6) extra IC places can also be realized within the SMMC.
“The efforts today are a great example of Kingdom cooperation to help in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic,” Chris Johnson said on Sunday.
(See other story related to this matter prior to the arrival of the C-17.)