Coronavirus response: NATO supports Luxembourg, increasing hospital capacity

  • 31 Mar. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 01 Apr. 2020 15:51

NATO is supporting Luxembourg’s efforts to tackle COVID-19, providing around 1200 m² of field hospital tents to increase the capacity of the Centre Hospitalier du Luxembourg (CHL). On Monday (30 March 2020), a team of experts from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), working closely with the Luxembourg Army, led the construction of multiple field hospital tents, equipping the CHL with 200 additional beds to treat COVID-19 patients.

“These additional facilities will enable us to considerably adapt the triage area for patients with an adjacent zone equipped with laboratory tests and an X-ray area provided by the Luxembourg government”, said a CHL representative. The CHL is also treating critical COVID-19 patients transferred from France.

The tents were mobilised by NSPA less than 24 hours after Luxembourg’s request for support. During a visit to CHL on 20 March, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, thanked NSPA for its contribution to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.