Now that the number of COVID-19 infections is decreasing, the pressure on healthcare is also decreasing. ‘As a result, the medical assistance of Defense in the University Medical Center Utrecht has already been scaled down considerably in recent weeks. It stopped completely on Thursday,” the Ministry of Defense reported on Thursday.
National COVID care
Soldiers have been assisting since October of last year to provide national COVID care. Defense supplied, among other things, doctors, nurses and support staff. Thanks to these ‘hands on the bed’, the UMCU was able to receive extra COVID patients.
The deployment in Utrecht started with about 100 healthcare employees in October 2020. Until the beginning of this month, 160 even contributed. The so-called military aid in the public interest had already been reduced to 80 men. The assistance was provided at the request of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. Defense then called in soldiers from the army, the air force and the navy.
Deployment of military care employees at UMC Utrecht completely phased out
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