RFA Argus completes overhaul after Ebola mission

first_img Authorities Share this article RFA Argus. Photo: Royal NavyUK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus on March 25 departed the Falmouth dock after undergoing a year-long overhaul at A&P’s shipyard.Prior to the overhaul, the 28,000-tonne support ship supported efforts to curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa.During her 172 days in support of Operation Gritrock – the codename for the British military’s response to the disease’s outbreak in Sierra Leone – Argus served as the base for Merlin helicopters to ferry medicine, food and supplies around the country, both to our forces on the ground treating the local populace, and for people in isolated or cut-off communities.In addition, her medical facilities were available to treat any British personnel taken ill.According to the Royal Navy, cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone dropped tenfold while Argus was deployed.Capt David Eagles, RFA Argus’ Commanding Officer, said: “Argus was deployed for six months, during which time she was only alongside for 12 hours.”“This remarkable endurance is testament to the high quality work carried out at A&P Falmouth in maintaining the Royal Navy’s primary casualty receiving facility.”Before Argus left the jetty to begin trials A&P’s Steve Wheeler and Simon Timmins presented Capt Eagles with a print of the ship returning from her Ebola mission. March 30, 2016 RFA Argus completes overhaul after Ebola missioncenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today RFA Argus completes overhaul after Ebola mission View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: RFA Arguslast_img read more

Broome County sees 159 COVID-19 cases, doctors promise local ER’s are safe

first_imgMedical leaders from the two hospitals say they have strong infection control policies to ensure patients who do not have the coronavirus do not get sick. He says EMS providers have increased training and supplies to handle medical situations during the pandemic. 197 people are in mandatory quarantine and 62 people are in precautionary quarantine. Garnar invited medical leaders from UHS and Lourdes Hospital to ensure the safety of patients who come into the hospitals for reasons other than COVID-19. 31 people have recovered from the virus and 8 people have died. In total, 159 have tested positive for the virus. Director of Emergency Services at UHS Dr. Steven Gomez says people should call EMS if they think they are having a heart attack, stroke or any other life threatening medical condition. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced Wednesday that there are 120 active cases of the coronavirus in the county. A map detailing where cases are located in Broome County can be found by clicking here. Garnar also announced that testing in the county is ramping up. 1,127 have been tested in the county.center_img Broome County April 15 coronavirus update Masks Emergency care for other medical issues In his April 15 news conference, Cuomo said he will sign an executive order that mandates all people in public cover their faces with a mask or cloth. Coronavirus numbers Garnar says he wanted everyone to be healthy regardless of what medical conditions a person has. The county executive repeated Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order for the public to wear masks.last_img read more