COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - The Ohio National Guard has sent much-needed medical equipment to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery efforts.
The equipment, including generators, emergency medical equipment, ventilators, and X-ray machines, left Oct. 9 from Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base.
"The last several days, we have been making connections and laying down the foundation needed for the mission to be accomplished," Maj. Bryanna Singleton, 285th ASMC commander, said in a news release. "With our medical equipment now arriving, we are fully capable and functional to start our mission toward helping the people of Puerto Rico."
The unit will provide trauma health care, preventative medicine consultation, optometry support, mental health consultation and evacuation of patients in Puerto Rico.