The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo donated this Friday to the Emergency Operations Center (COE) four command tents equipped with at least 135 mobile stretchers, blankets and sheets.
The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in the country, Patricia Aguilera, characterized the donations as a clear example of the deep ties of friendship and cooperation that unite the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. She also expressed that “the U.S. Government has contributed more than US$17 million in the last 20 years with the donation of five mobile field hospitals, four mobile emergency coordination centers, defibrillators for cardiac arrest and this latest donation of four emergency response and coordination tents, among other equipment.”
For his part, the director of the COE, Juan Manuel Méndez García, received the donation valued at at least US$35,000, which he thanked on behalf of the Dominican Government, while highlighting the strengthening that this equipment will provide for emergency responses.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the Chargé d’Affaires, along with other officials of the U.S. Embassy, learned about the structure and operation of the COE, toured its emergency response facilities and received a medal for outstanding visitors.