“S is 31 years old. He arrived in Italy a little over a month ago, having made an exhausting journey on foot from Pakistan to Milan, via the Balkan route. To make the journey even harder, one of his feet was horribly broken and went untreated."
Medical work at the field hospital set up in Bergamo for the COVID-19 health crisis officially drew to a close yesterday. Soon the facility will be turned into a clinic for follow-up checks on patients with the virus who need monitoring.
EMERGENCY worked at the hospital for weeks, running intensive and sub-intensive therapy with a trained team of about 80 doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiologists, lab technicians, socio-medical workers and disinfectors.
“At such a hard time, we’re glad to have done our bit here, relying on the experience we gained managing the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone,” explained our president, Rossella Miccio, at the press conference to mark the end of the project.
Our work fighting COVID-19 in Italy is not over, though. We’re hard at work with our staff, providing constant training to prevent contagion and offer psychological help and general support to the weakest people in society.
Find out more: Here is our COVID-19 response.