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The 'flying hospital' of France and Italy

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Germany offered to fly patients from across Europe to its own hospitals for treatment; patients were picked up from Italy - Europe’s worst hit region - and France.

In pic: A Bundeswehr handout photo shows their German air force Airbus A-310 'Medivac' before its departure to Bergamo, in Cologne, Germany.
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To airlift patients, German force refitted an Airbus A310 with all the necessary medical equipment.
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The flight has full size gurneys and beds to ensure patients are safely transported to the hospital.
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The ‘MedEvac’ has all the necessary equipment required to tend to patients for the duration of the flight, including defibrillators.
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The flight was fitted with six intensive care beds and 38 regular beds to make the trip from Italy to Cologne.
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