Germany to supply field hospital to Ukraine next year, delivery includes training

25 October 2022, 06:37 PM
Ukrainian servicemen (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Facebook)

Ukrainian servicemen (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Facebook)

German company Rheinmetall will soon supply the Ukrainian armed forces with a modern field hospital, reads a report posted on the company's website on Oct. 25.

"With backing from the German government, Rheinmetall will soon be supplying the Ukrainian armed forces with a turnkey modern field hospital,” the press-release reads.

The hospital is to be delivered to Ukraine in 2023.

“The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence awarded the EUR 9 million order to Rheinmetall subsidiary Zeppelin Mobile Systeme GmbH (ZMS) in September 2022. The package includes training on the system. Delivery is scheduled to take place in 2023.”

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The field hospital is a combined tent and container-based system, including high-quality medical equipment built into ZMS shelters.

It includes an emergency room, triage room, operating room, an intensive care unit, computer tomography, a sterilization facility and a pharmacy among others.

Tents for administration, care provision, surgery prep, triage, a waiting area and staff accommodation are there,  as well as containers for sanitation, transport, potable and non-potable water, oxygen and power supply.

German military aid for Ukraine has been increasing lately, following complaints from Kyiv that it badly needed modern air defense systems to protect the country from Russian missile and flying bomb attacks.

On Oct. 11 the first out of four IRIS-T air defense system arrived in Ukraine. The Air Defence Forces reported it is already operating "somewhere in the south."

Germany will supply Ukraine with another three IRIS-T air defense systems as soon as possible, the chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz has since promised.

Christine Lambrecht, Federal Minister of Defence of Germany, said earlier that the delivery of the IRIS-T air defense system was scheduled for next year.

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