|Sailors conduct an interventional radiology study and |
procedure on a patient aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).
LOS ANGELES (April 18, 2020) Sailors aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) conduct an interventional radiology study and procedure on a patient aboard the ship. Mercy deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and serves as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense's missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people.
Taken from US Navy Flickr.
Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)200418-N-FK318-1099