Governor deploys National Guard troops to state hospitals – 95.5 WSB


ATLANTA – Governor Brian Kemp has deployed more than 100 National Guardsmen to hospitals across the state to help deal with the growing number of COVID-19 cases.

Georgia National Guard members are deployed to assist hospital staff as emergency rooms are nearly full due to the virus.

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“These guards will assist our frontline healthcare workers as they provide quality medical care during the current increase in cases and hospitalizations, and I greatly appreciate General Carden and his team for their willingness to respond to back to the call in our fight against COVID-19. “said Kemp.

“This Georgia National Guard mission is in addition to the 2,800 state-supported staff and 450 new beds I announced last week, for a total state investment of $ 625 million. dollars until December of this year. I continue to urge all Georgians to speak to a healthcare professional about the possibility of getting vaccinated. “

Hospitals include:

  • Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville
  • Wellstar Kennestone, Marietta
  • Piedmont Henry, Stockbridge
  • Phoebe Putney, Albany
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah
  • Navicent Santé, Mâcon
  • Grady Hospital, Atlanta
  • Piedmont Fayette, Fayetteville
  • Houston Medical Center, Warner Robins

As of Monday, the state had 1,036,304 positive COVID-19 cases with 11,804 intensive care admissions.

At this time, there are no plans to reopen the temporary facilities at the Georgia World Congress Center.

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